Major League Hacking 2020 Hackathon Season
SLIDES / POST-EVENT RESOURCES

Keynote Slides


Winning Projects:

Projects are posted on Devpost! Projects will be linked on this site soon!


Pictures:

A google photos link is up on the slack channel! Email us if you need access to our slack channel Devpost! Send us your pictures at qwerhacks@gmail.com and we can add it to the album!


Other Resources:

Matthew Wang's Intro to Frontend Development Workshop Readme: https://github.com/malsf21/qwerhacks-web-dev-workshop


Thanks for all your help, Matt. We love you!

ABOUT

QWER Hacks is Major League Hacking's first LGBTQIA hackathon, held at UCLA! For 24 hours, around 150 amazing student hackers will work together to create fantastic and innovative products meant to help underrepresented groups.

Through empowering talks from queer individuals in tech, technical and diversity & inclusion workshops, and the development of new products, QWER Hacks aims to increase the visibility of and celebrate the queer community in STEM, as well as engage and bring together queer individuals and allies.

FAQ

WHO CAN COME?

Anyone who is ...
a) above 18
b) a member (or ally!) of the LGBTQIA community
c) enrolled in a postsecondary academic institution
... is invited to participate!

HOW DO TEAMS WORK?

You can sign up as a team of up to four members. But make sure that all of your team members submit an application! If you don’t have a team before the event, don’t fret! We will help you find fellow hackers to work with once you arrive.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Your student ID, a laptop, and a charger are the only necessities. We recommend you bring clothes, toiletries, and a sleeping bag as well!

WHAT CAN I CREATE?

Absolutely anything you want –– websites, apps, UI, you name it! We encourage you to create a product that positively impacts the LGBTQIA community or other underrepresented groups in tech.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

It’s absolutely free! We’ll be providing you with meals, a place to hack, and company and rainbow-themed swag.

WILL TRAVEL COSTS BE REIMBURSED?

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer travel reimbursements this year. However, we plan on making this happen in the future!

CAN ALLIES ATTEND?

Yes! We welcome anyone who supports our mission of increasing the visibility of our community in tech :)

ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW?

There are a few things we do not encourage; please refer to the MLH code of conduct.

SOUNDS GREAT, HOW DO I APPLY?

We're accepting applications on a rolling basis until the event! Follow us on Instagram and keep an eye out for upcoming announcements!

I STILL NEED HELP!

Shoot us an email at qwerhacks@gmail.com and we’ll get back to you before you can say “QWER Hacks is awe-!”

TENTATIVE HACKATHON SCHEDULE

Below is the tentative schedule for the hackathon. Please note that events marked with an asterisk (*) are subject to change.

EVENT START TIME END TIME
Check-in Jan 25 11:00 AM Jan 25 1:00 PM
* QWER Hacks opening presentation Jan 25 1:00 PM Jan 25 1:30 PM
* Introductory keynote speeches
  • Luca Soldaini, Ph.D.
    Applied Scientist @ Amazon Alexa
  • Professor Carey Nachenberg
    Principal Software Engineer @ Google, formerly Chief Scientist @ Chronicle, Co-Inventor of Norton AntiVirus
Jan 25 1:30 PM Jan 25 3:00 PM
Hacking begins Jan 25 3:00 PM --
Mentoring begins Jan 25 3:00 PM --
Workshops:
First Hackathon Tips and Team Formation Jan 25th 3:00PM Jan 25th 3:45PM
Google Cloud Tech Talk Breakout Session Jan 25th 4:00PM Jan 25th 4:50PM
Intro to Front-End Web Development: React & Firebase Jan 25th 5:00PM Jan 25th 6:30PM
Dealing with Imposter Syndrome Jan 25th 5:30PM Jan 25th 6:15PM
Introduction to Deep Learning Jan 25th 7:00PM Jan 25th 7:50PM
Hacking for Social Impact, EdTech Edition Jan 25th 7:30PM Jan 25th 7:55PM
How Diversity Improves Products Jan 25th 8:00PM Jan 25th 8:50PM
Intro to Game Development Jan 25th 9:00PM Jan 25th 9:45PM
LGBTQIA Sexual Health
Please attend this workshop to be considered for the "Best Health Hack!"
Jan 26th 10:00AM Jan 26th 10:50AM
A Retrospective on Queer People in Tech Jan 26th 11:00AM Jan 26th 11:45AM
How to be a good ally (in STEM) Jan 26th 12:00PM Jan 26th 12:30PM
Dinner Jan 25 6:00 PM Jan 25 8:00 PM
Breakfast Jan 26 8:00 AM Jan 26 10:00 AM
Lunch Jan 26 12:00 PM Jan 26 2:00 PM
Devpost submissions due Jan 26 2:00 PM --
Hacking ends Jan 26 3:00 PM --
* Judging and exposition Jan 26 3:30 PM Jan 26 5:00 PM
* Closing keynote speech + Q&A
  • Wilson Y. Lee
    Machine Learning Engineer @ The Trevor Project, UCLA alum
Jan 26 5:00 PM Jan 26 5:45 PM
* Awards ceremony Jan 26 5:45 PM Jan 26 6:30 PM
Closing remarks Jan 26 6:30 PM Jan 26 6:45 PM
SPONSORS

Thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible!


Spirit tier sponsors:


Harmony tier sponsors:


Life tier sponsors: