Cal Poly's Official Hackathon

January 13 - 14

What's a Hackathon?

A Hackathon is an incredible, creative event where students come from all over campus to create a fully functional app, website, or anything really in just a day.

Do Good for Your City

We’re partnering with the City of San Luis Obispo to put Cal Poly to work for the city. Hackathon challenges will be centered around solving real problems in our community.

Incredible Food

This year, we’re accompanying the local theme of the hackathon with meals catered by a talented local chef. Get ready to eat well with free breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

Network at the Company Alley

Meet industry leaders from Transunion, Mindbody, Amazon, GE, and many more. The Company Alley is a casual space to connect and get advice.

When & Where?

Camp Poly Hacks will start at 7pm on Friday, January 13th and continuing through the night until 10pm on Saturday, January 14th. The event will be taking place at the incredible new SLO Hothouse in downtown San Luis Obispo.

How Much Does it Cost?

Nothing at all. Bring your computer and build something incredible. That’s It. Space is limited, however, so register before we’re all sold out!


6:00 pm

Registration Begins. First 20 Hackers get a Prize.


Opening Comments and Giveaways. Dinner is served.

7:00 pm

Team Formation.

10:00 pm

SLO Safe Ride Bus back to Campus.


7:00 am

Doors open. First teams get the first choice of tables.

7:30 am

Team registration begins. Breakfast and coffee is served

8:00 am

Hacking begins!

11:00 am

Lunch is served.

2:00 pm

Company Alley Opens.

6:00 pm

Dinner is served.

6:30 pm

Tech check for presentations.

8:00 pm

Team presentations begin.

9:30 pm

Winners are announced!

10:00 pm

Doors close.

10:00 pm

SLO Safe Ride Bus back to Campus.