Hackpoly is a 24-hour annual hackathon event at Cal Poly Pomona. Participants trade their sleep for a weekend and join a team to create a project - typically software or hardware - in an environment optimized for creativity. At the end of the event, the participants demonstrate their projects to fellow hackers, visitors, and a panel of judges. The event is hosted by Poly Founders.

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Hackathon Sponsors


$7,500 in prizes

First Overall

Amazon Echo (Second Generation)
Parrot Swing Drone
Digital Ocean Credit ($500)
.Tech Domain (2 years)
HackerEarth shirts and credit

Second Overall

Amazon Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa
Digital Ocean Credit ($250)
.Tech Domain (2 years)
HackerEarth Shirts and Credit

Third Prize

Amazon Echo Dot (Second Generation)
Digital Ocean Credit ($125)

Best Beginner Hack

Arduino Grove kit
Ardiono Starter kit

Best Education Hack

Google Home Mini

Best .tech Domain

$400 amazon giftcard

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 AWS credit

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essentials Kit

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Andrew Macintosh

Andrew Macintosh
First Polyfounder / Niantic Manager

Edmond Banayan

Edmond Banayan
Ceo of Chronaly

Judging Criteria

  • Creative/Original
    Is your hack creative, or a brand new idea?
  • Useful
    Is the hack useful?
  • Technical
    Is the hack technically impressive?
  • Polish
    Is the hack polished and completed?