Explore New Horizons

Citrus Hack is where hundreds of students from all over the world come together and form teams, aiming to build a project of their own from scratch over the duration of 24 hours. This year, Citrus Hack is going online. Citrus Hack is focused on the brilliant partnership between education and competition.

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Prizes

$34,564 in prizes

1st Place

4x Latest Apple iPad (2019)- 10.2-Inch Retina Display, Wi-Fi, 32GB, Space Gray

4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

2nd Place

4x Nintendo Switch Lites

4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

3rd Place

4x Engraved Airpods (1st Gen)

4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Honorable Mention

4x Wacaco Minipresso GR Portable Espresso Machine

4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best Sustainability Hack (Saturn)

4x $50 Amazon Gift Card for each team member.

4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best Cybersecurity Hack (Mars)

4x Roku Ultras Streaming Media Player 4K/HD/HDR with Premium JBL Headphones (2019)

4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best Space Hack (Jupiter)

4x WiFi FPV Drones with 4K HD Camera

4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best Beginner Hack

4x Redragon S101 Wired RGB Backlit Gaming Keyboard and Mouse

4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best Joke Hack

4x Clown Costume Set (Clown not included ;))

4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Most Creative Hack

4x Polaroid Mint Instant Print Digital Camera W/ 20 Pack Zink Zero Ink 2x3 Sticky-Backed Photo Paper

4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best Hardware Hack

4x MicroBotLabs ArmUno 2.0 MeArm and Arduino Compatible DIY Robot Arm Kit

4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best UI/UX Hack

4x XP-Pen StarG640 6x4 Inch OSU! Ultrathin Tablet

4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best Health and Wellness Hack

4x Instant Pot Rice and Grain Cooker - 20 Oz

4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
4x 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best use of Google Cloud (MLH and Google Cloud) (2)

First Place: 4x Cloud Patagonia Backpack, Cloud Pillow, Acrylic Trophy, Cloud Water Bottle, and Google Nest Mini

Second Place: 4x Google Nest Minis

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com (MLH)

Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from Domain.com for their project this weekend!

Best UiPath Automation Hack (MLH)

Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a UiPath Branded Backpack.

Best use of MongoDB Atlas (MLH)

Create a hack using MongoDB Atlas to host a database in the cloud! Automate the provisioning and deployment process with ease, while focusing all your efforts on your hack. Projects built using MongoDB Atlas will be eligible to win an AirCharge Plus.

Most Creative Radar Hack (MLH)

Build the most creative hack using Radar's SDKs and APIs for geofencing, location search, and geocoding. Some ideas for location-aware projects include: a delivery tracker, campus building locator, and a Find my Friends clone. Winning team members will be eligible to win a Tile Sticker Smart Tracker and a chance to be featured by Radar.

Best use of Blockstack (MLH)

Create an app using the Blockstack Platform. Winning team members will receive a pair of Apple BeatsX Earphones. The opportunity with Blockstack doesn't end with the event. Any app built with Blockstack during a hackathon that successfully registers for the App Mining program will receive an additional $200 reward.

Best Start-Up Project (Blackstone Launchpad powered by TechStars)

*** THIS PRIZE IS FOR UCR STUDENTS ONLY ***

This category is sponsored by Blackstone Launchpad powered by TechStars. The winners will receive a total of $5000 AWS credit split amongst the team members.

1517 Best Entrepreneurial Hack (1517) (2)

1517 will be giving $1000 grants for one (or more) teams at Citrus Hack with the most unique hack. Winners will may or may not be announced during closing ceremony.

Best use of .XYZ domain (.XYZ)

4x .XYZ Prize bags that includes t-shirts, stickers, and glass bottles

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Participants: Individuals who have been accepted for Citrus Hack 2020.

Requirements

All submissions must have a video that is less than 2 minutes long. Submissions without a video will not be considered for judging.

All Devpost submissions must be submitted by 11:00am PDT. Any Devpost submissions after 11:00am PDT will not be considered for judging.

Judges

Brian Crites

Brian Crites
UCR Alumnus

Craig Schroeder

Craig Schroeder
UCR Assistant Professor

Jacob Poole

Jacob Poole
UCR Alumnus

Neal Goyal

Neal Goyal
UCR Student

John Pham

John Pham
UCR Alumnus

Cameron Morin

Cameron Morin
UCR Alumnus

Jed Schwendiman

Jed Schwendiman
UCR Assistant Dean for Development of BCOE

Joshua Wong

Joshua Wong
Senior Engineering Manager at Alation, UCR Alumnus

Colin Chambers

Colin Chambers
CRM Systems Practice Director

John Hessler

John Hessler
Computer Scientist for the State of Montana, UCR Alumnus

Alkis Pananakakis

Alkis Pananakakis
Founder/CEO of Gospic

Diego Villasenor

Diego Villasenor
Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft, UCR Alumnus

Josiah Jordan

Josiah Jordan
Senior Software Engineer at Blizzard Entertainment, UCR Alumnus

Kellen Carpenter

Kellen Carpenter
Software Quality Assurance Manager at AutoCrib, UCR Alumna

Jeremy Woo-Sam

Jeremy Woo-Sam
Senior Architect at Microsoft, UCR Alumnus

Shashwati Keith

Shashwati Keith
Senior Computer Scientist at Adobe, UCR Alumna

Nicholas Valler

Nicholas Valler
Lead Software Engineer - Site Reliability at New Relic, Inc., UCR

Wayne Kao

Wayne Kao
Director of Product and Client Delivery at Myers Media Group, LLC, UCR Alumnus

Sean Victory

Sean Victory
Major League Hacking Coach

Mai Temraz

Mai Temraz
Blackstone LaunchPad Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Complexity
    Is the project more than just sample code from a tutorial? How far down the rabbit hole did the team go with the scope of their project?
  • “Wow” Factor
    Is the concept of the project something that you’ve never seen before? Is the execution of the project done in a unique fashion?
  • Polish
    Does the project look like it’s ready for deployment? Is the project robust from the back end to the end user?
  • Effort
    Does the team’s pitch exude passion for the idea they worked on all day? Did they experiment with unfamiliar technologies?