Hornet Hacks is a All-Major joint Hackathon in Sac State.

What is a Hackathon?

  • A hackathon is a weekend long invention marathon. With HornetHacks, we want to collaborate with different majors of our university to showcase what we are capable of.
  • We will provide resources like swag, food, mentoring, and also entertainment/collaboration with like-minded students and university members

What clubs are involved?

  • ACM, Association of Computing Machinery
  • DS, Data Science
  • SHPE, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • CTC, Computer Technology
  • IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • GDC, Game Development Club
  • MISA, Management Information System Association
  • HS, HackState


  • (Friday) 2 PM - 3 PM: Sign-in and start finding teams (MAX: 4 members)
  • (Friday) 3 PM - 4 PM: Introduction & Orientation
  • (Friday) 4 PM - 5 PM: Chevron Speakers
  • (Friday) 5 PM: Hackathon Begins!
  • (Saturday): Keep Hacking! (Workshops and TechTalks)
  • (Sunday) 8 AM: Hackathon ends!
  • (Sunday) 8 AM - 10 AM: Prepare pitches/presentations for Judge
  • (Sunday) 10 AM - 11 AM: Move projects to University Union
  • (Sunday) 11 AM - 12 PM: Judging commences

  • (Sunday) 12 PM - 2 PM: Award and Closing ceremonies

- Workshops

  • Friday
    • 7 PM - 8 PM: Intro to Statistical Computing with R
      • 1015 RVR with Professor Anne Norris
  • Saturday
    • 2 AM - 3 AM: Where to Get Data
      • 1015 RVR with Data Sci President Tanveer Bariana
    • 10 AM - 11:30 AM:Unity Workshops
      • 5029 RVR with GDC President Bryce Collins
    • 1 PM - 2 PM: Graphical representation with R
      • 1015 RVR with Professor Anne Norris
    • 2 PM - 3 PM: Predictive Modeling with R
      • 1015 RVR with Professor Anne Norris
    • 5 PM - 6 PM: AI & Applications
      • 5029 RVR with HackState President & CTO, Sudhakar Alla & Vikram Saroay

- Resources

  • Some of the Hardware that we can lend (with Student ID):
    • Servo motors, DC motors, H-Bridges
    • Various Input Sensors
    • Hdmi Adapters
    • etc
  • More information @ #hardware channel in slack

IMPORTANT: Try to bring your own equipment (Microcontrollers, Monitors, Keyboards, Mice, etc.)



All CSUS students are eligible to participate in this event.


All work submit by Sunday, April 8, 2018 before 8am

Presentation ready by Sunday, April 8, 2018 before 10am

Hackathon Sponsors


$600 in prizes

Prize pool (12)

Winners of the different categories will be allowed to pick the prizes from the pool of prizes we have for our participants.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Simply checkout here!



Mary Grace Morrissey

Mary Grace Morrissey

Jonathan Smith

Jonathan Smith

Joel Henderson

Joel Henderson

Mark Fleyshgauer

Mark Fleyshgauer

Evren Eryilmaz

Evren Eryilmaz
CSUS Faculty

Xiaoyan Sun

Xiaoyan Sun
CSUS Faculty

Judging Criteria

  • Best Hardware Hack
    Awarded to the most technically impressive and creative use of hardware in a hack.
  • Best Software Hack
    Awarded to the most technically impressive and creative use of software in a hack.
  • Best Business/MIS Hack
    Awarded to the team with the best financial feasibility, pitch and story in a hack. What’s the problem/opportunity? Does solution solve problem or take advantage of opportunity? Financial Feasibility? Overall Pitch and Q&A Performance?
  • Chevron Human Energy Award CSU, Sacramento HornetHacks
    This award is in recognition of the team that demonstrated superior Human Energy during all stages of the HornetHacks event.

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