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Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM (PDT)

Okta Hackathon: Identity is Creativity!

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Donation to the UCLA Association for Computing Machinery-Women (ACM-W) - Supporting Women Engineers 33 Tickets Apr 26, 2018 Enter donation ($)
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Okta Hackathon: Identity is Creativity! 

Note: The event has been rescheduled from its original January dates to April 28th and 29th  

Come hack with us!
UCLA and Okta feel that innovation is best demonstrated by bringing ideas to life, even if the first version may not be perfect. At this hackathon, you can build any type of project you'd like, and then use Okta to secure it with authentication, authorization, and user management in a matter of minutes. 
To join us register below, and on the weekend of Hackathon come create something cool! A new website, an awesome mobile app, a clever bot, a cool data visualization, an Alexa app, anything cool and useful.

Requirements: Development experience 

Team Size: Maximum 4 members. If you don’t have a full 4-person team, just show up and we'll find a team for you

(Okta employees/partners will not qualify for prizes, although all are welcome to join the hackathon!)

Registration: Register, and if possible, donate to the Association for Computing Machinery-Women (ACM-W) - Supporting Women Engineers. Once registered, submit your team info to

*UCLA Students – Please use your @ucla address

Registration Deadline: April 26th, 2018

Judging Criteria

  1. Quality of the idea 
  2. Implementation of the Idea 
  3. Potential impact – Individual, school, community, or business
  4. Usage of Okta Platform


First place: $2000 

Second place: $1000

Third place: $500 

Dates and Times:

Hackathon Hours: April 28th, 10:00 AM to April 29th 2:00 pm (We'll have coffee and energy drinks to keep you going!)

Parking: UCLA Parking lot 8 – Overnight parking available


  • 10:00 – 11:00 am: Kickoff + Team Intros
  • 11:00 am – 01:00 pm: How to sessions + Lunch: (Okta Speakers)
  • 01:00 – 09:00 am: Hack away: (*How to* help is always available) Communication/Announcements during this time will be through Slack Channel or in person
  • 7:00 pm: Dinner (Snacks and drinks always available)
  • 12:00 am: Midnight Pizza
  • 07:30 am: Breakfast
  • 09:00 – 9:45 am: Wrap up coding and prepare for presentations
  • 09:45 – 10:00 am: Upload your Presentation (Link) – (this is what you will be presenting. No changes will be accepted after).
  • 10:00 am – 12:30 pm: Presentation (No Laptops up for audience)
  • 12:30 –1:30 pm: Lunch + Networking
  • 01:30 – 2:00 pm: Winners announced 


  1. Have fun and work in harmony. Be respectful! Any misbehavior will lead to disqualification.
  2. Build something meaningful, new, and awesome!
  3. You must use Okta as the Identity provider in your project. Feel free to use any other tools or technologies you wish.
  4. You cannot bring previously written code. We will audit each team's code.
  5. Your code belongs to you and no one else.
  6. Track your code on Git.
  7. Your presentation + project must be submitted between 9:45 – 10:00 am on Sunday. No changes will be permitted after submission.
  8. Organizers are here to help! We'll keep your project confidential.


Submit your code in your Git repo and your presentation here at 9:45 am. No late changes will be accepted.

APIs and Examples:

Get familiar with Okta's API by signing up for a free developer account here:

Useful Links:


Okta's Developer Blog:

Use OpenID Connect to Build a Simple Node.js Website

Build an Ionic App with User Authentication

Okta Examples on GitHub:

Have questions about Okta Hackathon: Identity is Creativity! ? Contact Okta Hackathon Admin

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UCLA Career Center
501 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM (PDT)

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