The 5C Virtual Hackathon Has Started!

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 prizes, mentorship, and opportunities throughout the entire 36-hour event.

Still interested? Let's do this.


Registration closes at 12pm on Nov 6th.

Hack Week

Hack Week is a weeklong series of workshops teaching useful technical skills for both beginning and advanced coders and covering socially relevant issues within the world of tech and computer science.


Hack Week events are at various times in the afternoons and evenings starting the Saturday before the Hackathon and culminating in the 5C Hackathon on Friday.


Want to learn coding skills? Hack Week workshops will help you learn how to build and host a website, create an Android application from the ground up, and use GitHub with your next project.


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

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2020 Schedule

November 2nd - 8th

Monday Nov. 2nd 6pm PST Data Manipulation in Python
Tuesday Nov. 3rd 6pm PST Introduction to Machine Learning
Wednesday Nov. 4th 6pm PST Introduction to Machine Learning
Thursday Nov. 5th 6pm PST Start Ups & Entrepeneurship
Friday Nov. 6th 9am PST Intro to Image Processing and its Applications
Friday Nov. 6th 6pm PST Hackathon Starts!

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 a 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.