A Hackathon Like No Other

Whether you're making your first website or hacking on a Raspberry Pi, the 5C Hackathon is the perfect place to have fun and learn something new. We provide awesome swag, food, and mentorship throughout the entire 12-hour event.

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Fall 2015 Schedule
7:00 PM Kickoff
8:00 PM Hacking begins
11:00 PM Food truck rolls in
3:00 AM 2-minute run
4:00 AM Krispy Kreme
6:00 AM Crunch time
8:00 AM Presentation and prizes
10:00 AM Bed time

The Fall 2015 Sponsors

Interesting in sponsoring the Fall 2015 Hackathon? Click here for more information.





The Planning Committee

Ryan Luo
Pomona College
Aloke Desai
Pomona College
Maureen Naval
Pitzer College
Lucas Dos Santos
Pomona College
Zach Hauser
Pomona College

Code of Conduct

We value the participation of each individual and want to provide a positive experience for everyone. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees. To make clear what is expected, all attendees, speakers, and volunteers are required to follow our Code of Conduct, which will be strictly enforced as deemed necessary.

Be Respectful

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and racist, sexist, or exclusionary jokes or project content are not appropriate for this event and will not be tolerated.

Harassment includes but is not limited to: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; unwelcome photography or recording; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.

Be Open

We welcome attendees from all backgrounds and skill levels – from “never been to hackathon before” to seasoned developers. This event is about increasing innovation, partnership, and engagement in the technical community on campus.

Be Awesome

Do your best. Learn something new. Don't take it too seriously.

Attendees violating these rules will be asked to leave the hackathon immediately at the discretion of the organizers. Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, safe space for all.

Hack Week

Hack Week is a weeklong tutorial that teaches you how to build a webapp with little to no programming experience.


Hack Week is every evening from 7–9 p.m. starting the Monday before the hackathon and culminating in the 5C Hackathon on Friday.


Hack Week has both a beginner and advanced section that teaches you how to build a dynamic web application. Last spring we covered basic HTML/CSS, front-end interactions with JavaScript and jQuery, web servers with NodeJS, sleek and easy design with Bootstrap, and databases with MongoDB.


Check out the apps from this year and previous years at our GitHub page. During Hack Week, the starter code for each day will also be uploaded here.