HackSC is the premier hackathon hosted at the University of Southern California. We empower hackers to learn and explore new technologies through hands-on development and experience. 

We're here to tinker and build. The factory will provide all the resources necessary for you to visualize and build out your ideas in an environment rich with other students who want to do the same.

Our factory is open to all levels of skills and we hope to be a place that sparks both new hackers and skilled ones to take something genuine away from it, whether it be a skill, idea, prototype, or maybe even a product!Check out our HackSChools, skill specific workshops to help anyone interested in learning or reinforcing different areas tinkering.


1. Teams may be as large as you like. However, if your team would like to be eligible for prizes/competition, the maximum team size is 4 people

2. Code must have been written at HackSC 2015

Hackathon Sponsors


Microsoft Hack - Best Use of Azure

Winning team will receive Microsoft Bands v2

Microsoft Hack - Best Overall Use of Microsoft Technology

Qualifying technologies: OneNote, Office 365, Azure, Kinect for Windows, Windows 10 App, OneNote, Bing, Visual Studio

Winning team will receive Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Two Sigma - Best use of Beaker

Winning team will receive $1,000 prize

Disney - Best Use of Visual Media (2)

Winning team will receive Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition: Star Wars™ Saga Bundle

Apple - Best iOS or OS X app

Winning team will receive: Apple Watch (stainless steel) 42mm with white sport band

Best Renaissance Hack

Most cross-disciplinary Hack

Best Newbie

Best first time hackathon hack

Best Mobile Hack

Best VR/Games Hack

Best Hardware Hack

Best Web Hack

Best Data Science Hack

Hack for Good

Best hack that improves the world

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Jesse Chand

Jesse Chand

Nikhil Bedi

Nikhil Bedi

Kaitlyn Lee

Kaitlyn Lee

Ben Smith

Ben Smith

Daniel Negari

Daniel Negari

Mike Lee

Mike Lee

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Achievement
  • Creativity/Innovation
  • Inspiring/Interesting
  • User Experience/Design

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