Winners

Congratulations!

First Place

First Place

VetsChat

Second Place

Second Place

Stateside

Third Place

Third Place

Grit

Making It Happen

Our Sponsors

Antioch University Los Angeles & Sabio are organizing a "hackathon" to bring coders/web developers from the region together to spend a weekend working on software solutions to address some of the thoughest challenges Military Veterans face every day.

Click on a sponsor logo below to learn more about an organization.

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Platinum Sponsor
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Gold Sponsor
Crowley Corporate Logo
Bronze Sponsor
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Bronze Sponsor
Gregorio and Liliana

Sabio.la

Gregorio Rojas & Liliana Monge, Founders

Sabio.la is the premier, in-person, software-engineering program in Los Angeles, specifically designed for the exceptionally motivated looking to break into the tech industry.

We can break anyone into the high-tech industry.

Anyone.

The Panel

Meet Our Judges

Emanuel Pleitez

Emanuel Pleitez

Investor Relations & Sourcing,
TC Growth Partners

David Molina

David Molina

Founder/Executive Director,
Operation Code

Qiana Patterson

Qiana Patterson

Principal Consultant,
Balance Inc.

Joseph Bustos

Joseph Bustos

Vice President Digital Solutions,
City National Bank

Maria Burns Ortiz

Maria Burns Ortiz

CEO and Co-Founder,
7 Generation Games

Welcome

Hacking To Help

Join and support more than a hundred computer programmers gathering at Antioch University on the weekend of September 2 - 4, 2016 competing for thousands of dollars in prizes and creating solutions to some of the toughest problems Military Veterans face every day.

Event:
Vets Hack

Registered teams can complete coding challenges for a top prize of $2,500, $1000 second prize, and $500 for the third place winning team. See FAQ section for full details.

Build & Win

Hackers compete in teams to win prizes while creating solutions aimed at providing stronger community support and improving the quality of life for veterans.

Learn & Grow

Sabio will conduct coding classes/workshops during the Hackathon to provide information, guidance and resources for those people interested in pursuing tech careers.

Support & Strengthen

The winning software applications (apps!) will become available, free, to Veterans throughout the world.

Read this...

Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN Friday, September 2, 2016 6pm
WHERE Antioch University 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230
All Participants
FAQ: All Participants

What is a "Hackathon?"

A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers, and others involved in software development and hardware development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects. —Wikipedia
FAQ: All Participants

Can I get a head start on my project?

To ensure a level field for all contestants, all code, design, art, music, SFX, and assets must be created during the duration of the Hackathon. We want to ensure that all participants start off on the same footing and we also want to preserve the true nature of a hackathon. You are, however, free to make plans, create wireframes, and brainstorm prior to the event.
FAQ: All Participants

Will I lose IP rights to my project if I participate?

Absolutely not!
All participants will retain intellectual property (IP) rights to what they build. The purpose of this Hackathon is to spur innovation that will benefit the community. We hope you will continue to build on the platforms you have created after the Hackathon is over.
FAQ: All Participants

How many hackers can make up a team?

Teams can be anywhere from 2 to 6 members one of which must be a Veteran. Don’t forget to Register to participate!
FAQ: All Participants

What do I bring?

Bring your laptops, mobile phones, Kinects, Oculus Rifts, wearable computing devices, or whatever sparks your creativity. Don't forget to bring an appetite for hacking and free food!
FAQ: All Participants

What should I build?

You can build web or mobile applications in whatever language or platform you prefer. The sky is the limit with regards to what can be built. The best place to start is to contact veterans and find out what sorts of things they've experienced as hardships that match the challenge themes and some ways they think this can be solved using software.
Hackers

Veteran Challenges

Judges will award three teams of Hackers prizes of $2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second place and $500 for third place.

Homelessness

Learn about the issues being faced by the Veteran Community, learn more here!

Educational Opportunities

Veterans receive various benefits associated with their service, learn more here!

Social and Emotional Health

Returning Military Veterans face unique needs, learn more here!

Employment Opportunities

Military Veterans have unique opportunities to add value to our national economy.

Resources for Entrepenurial Veterans

Help Veterans become awesome Entrepreneurs.

Resources

City of LA Open Data Portal

Did you know the City of LA has an awesome open data portal? The City of LA is providing access to valuable data that can be used for creating applications to help make peoples' lives better! We strongly encourgae participants to use the resources on their site.

Click here for more info!

Resources

Find additional info

Click on the following links to find additional resources that will help you on your quest to solve your chosen challenge.

Geohub
LAHSA
Lamayor

Agenda

Daily Timeline

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Day 1

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Hacking Begins

6:00 pm
Registration Opens
6:30 pm
Opening Remarks
7:00 pm
Hacking Begins | Dinner is Served
11:30 pm
Wrap-up
Midnight
Doors Close
Friday, Sept 2
Movie

Day 2

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Hacking Continues

7:00 am
Doors Open | Registration Begins | Breakfast is Served
8:30 am
Registration & Breakfast End
9:00 am
Kick-Off
9:15 am : Speaker's Remarks
9:30 am : Hackathon Overview
9:40 am
Kick-Off Remarks Wrap-up
Noon
Lunch is Served
12:45 pm
Lunch Ends
1:00 pm

Hacking Continues

6:00 pm
Dinner is Served
7:30 pm
Dinner Ends
11:30 pm
Wrap-up
Midnight
Doors Close
Saturday, Sept 3
Location

Day 3

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$ Awards! $

7:00 am
Doors Open | Breakfast is Served
8:30 am
Breakfast Ends
Noon
App Submittal Deadline | Lunch is Served
12:45 pm
Lunch Ends
2:30 pm
Presentations
5:00 pm
$$$ Awards! $$$
7:00 pm
Hackathon Ends - Doors Close
Sunday, Sept 4
Registration

Get Your Tickets!

WHEN Friday, September 2, 2016 6pm
WHERE Antioch University 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230
Sponsorships

Help us improve the quality of life for Military Veterans!

Become a Sponsor!

Sponsors will be affiliated with an effort to generate technology jobs and opportunities in under-served communities. Sponsors will also be positioned to support efforts to bridge the "digital divide" - a topic that is gaining considerable attention statewide and nationally.

Platinum
$10,000
  • Primary placement on all materials & outreach.
  • Speaker opportunities during the event.
  • Event media outreach opportunities.
  • Regular interviews on Livestream coverage conducted during entire event.
  • Event booth for distribution of collateral.
Gold
$5,000
  • Prominent placement on all materials & outreach.
  • Regular interviews on Livestream coverage conducted during entire event.
  • Event booth for distribution of collateral.
Silver
$2,500
  • Prominent placement on all materials & outreach.
  • Event booth for distribution of collateral.
Bronze
$1,000
  • Prominent placement on all materials & outreach.
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