Camp PolyHacks is a multidiscplinary hackathon with focuses in social entrepreneurship and human-centered design. You'll have 24 hours to build, design, and ignite change.


Teams of up to 6 Campers with a minimum of 1 Hacker, 1 Hustler, and 1 Hipster

Select one of the following trails:

  • Sustainability
  • Health & Well-being
  • Community


Submit your entire codebase (ex. GitHub repository link), screenshots of your product, slidedeck, and any other sources you'd like to post such as your Illustrator file on Feb. 9th by 10AM.

Hackathon Sponsors


$4,225 in prizes

1st Place

Nintendo Switches (x2)
Smart TVs (x4)
iFixit Tool Kits (x6)
Hammocks (x6)
Smores Electric Heater (x2)
Fairy String Lights (x2)
Anker Wireless Bundle (x3)
Travel Airplane Pillows (x2)
Fosa Mini Projector (x2)

2nd Place

Sony Speaker (x6)
iFixit Tool Kits (x6)
HydroFlasks (x6)
Lenovo Smart Displays (x6)
Night Light (x6)
Disney+ Yr (x2)
Jaybird - Tarah Wireless In-Ear Headphones (x2)
Starbucks Gift Card (x6)

3rd Place

Blankets (x6)
iFixit Tool Kits (x6)
Best Buy Gift Card $20.00 (x6)
Echo Dots (x2)
Disney+ Yr (x2)
External Harddrives (x2)
Tiles 4 Pack (x2)
Uber Giftcards $15.00 (x6)

Best Cleantech Hack

$500 for project-related expenses. This is contingent on admission into the CIE Hatchery and is meant for teams that decide to continue working on their projects after the hackathon. All teams are welcome to apply for funding from ​Poly Canyon Ventures​.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Devin Nicholson

Devin Nicholson
Performance Engineer/ MarkLogic

Joanne Hontiveros

Joanne Hontiveros
Systems Engineering Manager/ Northrop Grumman

Chris Bala

Chris Bala
Amazon/Software Development Engineer

Christopher Paul

Christopher Paul
Managing VP/Pariveda

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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Hackathon sponsors

Northrop Gumman
Pariveda Solutions
Poly Canyon Ventures
Yerba Mate
Orfalea College of Business
Cal Poly CENG
Cal Poly CLA

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