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STC/IEEE Code 4 Cal Hackathon

The Student Technology Council

Friday, February 1, 2013 at 5:00 PM - Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 4:00 PM (PST)

Berkeley, CA

STC/IEEE Code 4 Cal Hackathon

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Code 4 Cal Team Registration
REGISTRATION OPENS JAN 22 @ 8:00PM!!! Register all your team members at the same time to make sure all of your team can participate!
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Sign up to present your app: Judging begins at 1pm so don't be late!




The STC and IEEE invite your participation in the 2013 "Code 4 Cal" Hackathon.

What apps do students need? Be innovative! Make a difference!

The goal of the 2013 STC/IEEE Code 4 Cal Hackathon is to provide an environment for students to develop, as a first pass, apps and widgets that meet the information needs of UC Berkeley students.  Students who develop apps and widgets at the Hackathon can follow up by partnering (when feasible) with the potential functional owner to more fully develop the app for submission in the annual STC Web App Competition and potential adoption by the campus. 


  • First place -- $1,500
  • Second place -- $1,000
  • Third place -- $500


  • Check-In : Friday, Feb 1, 5:00 PM ( Outside HP Auditorium )
  • Start TIme : Friday, Feb 1, 6:00 PM ( Soda Hall: Wozniak Lounge )
  • End Time : Saturday, Feb 2, 4:00 PM

Need Data?: 

A survey of student services units across campus yielded the following needs.  Your team can tackle one of these or make up your own, as long as it serves students. 

  1. Develop a widget for Cal Central:
  2. Need data? Check out and see if an API is available!
  3. If you have an idea for data but it isn't an API yet, submit the idea at
  4. See application ideas that students have:


  1. Participants must be UC Berkeley students registered in spring semester 2013.
  2. It is RECOMMENDED AND OPTIONAL that each person compete with a team of 3 other members.
  3. All participants must pre-register.
  4. The app/widget can be written in any language, although PHP, Ruby on Rails, Python, and Java are preferred.
  5. All participants must sign an agreement to abide by the University’s requirements re: the use of the University’s logos, images, names, and content.
  6. By participation in this Hackathon, the individual authorizes and consents to the use of his/her name, photograph, and likeness by the University, without reservation or limitation.


Teams must pre-register at "".  Required registration information includes:

  • Team member information
  • Name
  • Email
  • Undergrad/Graduate students
Have questions about STC/IEEE Code 4 Cal Hackathon? Contact The Student Technology Council

When & Where

Soda Hall: Wozniak Lounge
2596 Hearst Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720

Friday, February 1, 2013 at 5:00 PM - Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 4:00 PM (PST)

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The Student Technology Council

The Student Technology Council (STC) was chartered in 2009 by Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology (AVC-IT) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) as the student technology governance structure. The STC identifies and prioritizes students' information technology needs and opportunities, in support of UC Berkeley's mission.

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