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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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?