Allegiant Innovation Center @ Sacramento, CA

February 22-23, 2020

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About SacHacks

Design. Code. Launch. SacHacks is the first major intercollegiate hackathon in the Sacramento, California area. Our passion is to cultivate the untapped potential of those in Sac by providing them with the opportunity to launch their ideas in a public venue. We provide the place, you bring your ideas, and we have a friendly competition between all creative coders to launch their ideas into action during a 24-hour hackathon.

Saturday 2/22/20

8 AM Check In Sign in! Check in at the main entrance of the Allegiant Innovaion Center. Click here for the map.
9 AM Opening Ceremony Hear from tech entrepreneur and investor Sonny Mayugba!
10:30 AM Hacking Begins + Team Mixer Start building! If you don't yet have a team, attend the mixer to find teammates!
12 PM Lunch Amazing food from Red Robin!
1 PM Datathon for Social Good: ML on Z Learn about machine learning on Z from IBM engineers!
2:15 PM Design Thinking Workshop Learn the Design Basics as well as basic wireframing and prototyping techniques from UC Davis Lecturer Bill Mead.
3:30 PM Data Analytics in Health Workshop Learn about from UC Davis Center for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Research faculty!
4:45 PM Intro to Full-Stack Web Dev Workshop Learn to code with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node.js, Express, Promises, and much more from Lorman Lau, Software Engineer at SAP SuccessFactors!
6 PM Google Cloud Platform Workshop Learn how to use the GCP from Davis Developer Student Club!
6:30 PM Dinner Did anyone say they want more Red Robin?
7:15 PM UC Davis Student Startup Center Intro to Virtual Reality Workshop Learn the basics of on virtual reality from the VR managers of the UC Davis Student Startup Center.
8:30 PM MLH Slideshow Karaoke Think on your toes with this fun improv game. Be the expert of a set of slides, without knowing the topic beforehand!
9:00 PM MLH Capture the Flag Cyber Security Event CTF is a series of cybersecurity challenges, sponsored by the U.S. Airforce! Whether you're a pro hacker or never written a code in your life, it'll be fun!

Sunday 2/23/20

12 AM Midnight snack Cookies and tea! Also snacks are stocked!
8 AM Breakfast We hope you have a sweet tooth.
10 AM Submission Deadline Submit your projects. Don't worry, you can still work on it as long as you've submitted it!
10:30 AM Hacking Ends! Congratulation on finishing!
11 AM Lunch Eat some subs right before your dub.
12 PM Demos and Judging Show off the cool projects you've made.
2 PM Closing Ceremony Let's close and conquer!
3 PM Hackathon ends Congrats! You did it!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does COVID-19 affect SacHacks?

    Our team is closely monitoring the pandemic and will keep the safety and health of our participants as our main priority.

  • What is a hackathon?

    A hackathon occurs when passionate people gather together to create, build, and launch their ideas with tech.

  • How much does it cost?

    Everything is provided by our team and sponsors. The event is free to attend.

  • Who can attend?

    Any undergraduate student, graduate student, or industry professionals over the age of 18 are welcome!

  • Code of Conduct?

    All participants of our event must follow the MLH Code of Conduct. Click the link below to download a pdf for more information MLH Code of Conduct PDF.

  • Will SacHacks provide travel reimbursements?

    Unfortunately, we cannot provide travel reimbursements for this year.

  • What should we bring to SacHacks?

    Bring your ticket and QR code, phone, computer, chargers, monitors, headphones, and any other hardware you might want to use. Also, bring a change of clothes, a toothbrush, deodorant, and any other toiletries you may need. A sleeping bag and yoga mat go a long way. Bring an umbrella too in case it rains!

  • Do I need to bring an ID?

    Yes, bring an government issued ID with your birth date on it.

  • I don’t have a team. Can I still attend?

    Yes! We will have a team mixer for hackers to form teams.

  • Have more questions?

    Feel free to email us at