A hackathon uniquely designed to celebrate Southern California’s best innovations and to showcase the most talented minds creating the future in the heart of Los Angeles
What was the event?
In just 36 hours, hundreds of hackers and designers from all over Southern California congregated in the world-class Galen Center arena. Each team of students was challenged to design new business ideas in healthcare and VR/AR, or to solve the most pressing social issues that American cities are facing today. Students were guided through a modified design-thinking process, utilized cutting-edge tech resources, and demoed their finished projects in a science-fair-style pitchathon to the judges and sponsors. To promote human-centered design, projects were judged based on: