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 24-hour event.

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Spring 2020 Schedule

April 3–4, 2020

6:30 PM Check-in at Edmunds Ballroom (Pomona)
7:00 PM Kickoff
7:30 PM Hacking begins
10:00 PM Chipotle
12:00 AM Midnight Snack
1:30 AM Turn in projects (6-hour category)
7:30 AM Turn in projects (12-hour category)
9:00 AM Breakfast on the Patio
12:00 PM Lunch Catering
3:00 PM Break! KSPC DJ Set and Other Activities
5:00 PM Dinner
6:30 PM Hacking ends (24-hour category); Project Expo Presentations begin
8:45 PM Awards Ceremony
9:00 PM Thanks for Coming!

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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.

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.