Major League Hacking 2020 Hackathon Season
WHEN AND WHERE
When: January 25-26 2020 [Winter Quarter]
Where: Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA

Good news, applications are now open! Apply before December 20, 2019 to secure your spot!
As always, follow us on social media for updates!
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Nov 26, 2019:

Application decisions will be released on January 1st, 2020. We hope this gives everyone enough time to plan for the event and get hyped for the new year!

Nov 23, 2019:

Interested in volunteering or mentoring at QWER Hacks? Fill out our volunteer form! This one's due by Dec 25th, 2019.

Nov 12, 2019:

Applications have been released! Follow this link to apply. Apps close on December 15th, 2019, so make sure to fill out the form by then!

ABOUT

QWER Hacks is UCLA’s first LGBTQIA hackathon! For 24 hours, around 250 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?

Applications will open late November! Follow us on Facebook 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-!”

SPONSORS

If you're interested in sponsoring us, please contact qwerhacks@gmail.com or take a look at our sponsorship packet!


Spirit tier sponsors:


Harmony tier sponsors:


Life tier sponsors: