Schedule is in PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Saturday, April 2
Intro to Git/GitHub
Intro to Unity
Intro to Discord Bots
Intro to UI/UX
Intro to iOS Development
Intro to CTF
Snapchat's Workshop - Augmented Reality
Intro to Next.JS
Amazon's Workshop - Diversity in Tech: Latinx at Amazon
Hacking Your Resume
Intro to VR
What They Don't Tell You About Tech Interviews
Python: Data Science Emojis
Unity Particle Systems
Painting With Bob Ross w/ MLH
Norm the Navel Photo Op
Sunday, April 3
Red Bull Giveaway
Creative Building on Minecraft
Citrus Hack is one of SoCal's largest 24-hour hackathons, hosted by UC Riverside. At Citrus Hack, hundreds of students from all over the world come together and collaborate in teams, challenging their creativity as they aim to build a project from scratch in just 24 hours.
This year, Citrus Hack 2022 will be a hybrid event to accomodate those who prefer to participate from the comfort of their own home. We are working hard to ensure that all participants have an exciting and streamlined experience whether they attend online or in-person.
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Not interested in hacking but still want to participate? Great! We would love to have you on board. Fill out the forms below if you'd like to help hackers throughout the day.
Mentors are in charge of helping the hackers with new technologies and working through any bugs or obstacles they encounter. We recommend this position if you are well versed in a particular stack to offer the best guidance.
Volunteers help out with the majority of day-of event tasks including, but not limited to, matching hackers to mentors, helping hackers find teams, hosting activities, and answering general questions.
If you still can't find an answer to your question, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is an event where teams or inviduals rush to make a creative project. Throughout, there will be free workshops intended to guide you in creating your project. At the end of the time slot, contestants have the opportunity to demo their projects to judges and win prizes.
How do I apply?
You need to sign in first with either your Google account. The application form is then accessible on the website after signing in.
When are applications due?
Applications are due by midnight on Friday, April 1, 2022. Be sure to submit your application before then in order to participate.
Is Citrus Hack free?
Applying and attending Citrus Hack is completely free! You’ll get access to mentors, workshops, and prizes at no extra cost.
How long is Citrus Hack?
Citrus Hack will be a 24-hour event.
Who can come to Citrus Hack?
We welcome anyone from any high school or undergrad college to come out and hack with us.
Where is the event?
Since this event will be hybrid, we will have two locations for the event.
Note that only UCR students can attend in-person. For those attending in-person, the event will be located in Winston Chung Hall at UCR.
And for those attending online, the event will be hosted on Discord so be sure to make an account before you apply. An invite link to our server will be sent via email to those who will be participating and will be also made available on the website for those qualified.
What if I've never been to a hackathon before?
That's the best reason to come out! Citrus Hack is open to people of all skill-levels. We'll have workshops and activities, along with mentors to help get you started and turn your project into reality.
What will I need to participate?
If you're participating in-person, you'll need to wear a mask, bring proof of vaccination, and fill out this daily wellness check-in form per UCR's guidelines.
Otherwise, if you're staying online, all you need is a working device (i.e your laptop or PC) and a stable internet connection. If you haven't already, create a Discord and/or Zoom to help you participate.
Where will we submit?
You will submit through Devpost. Further instructions will follow on the day-of the event.
Can I submit a project I’ve already worked on?
No, you must start working on project code after hacking starts at 9am PST. Projects started before that time or have been submitted to other hackathons will be disqualified. Make sure your submission is unique to Citrus Hack!
What if I don't have a team?
If you don't have a team formed prior to Citrus Hack, we will have a channel on Discord where you can find other participants that share similar interests. We'll also be providing activities at the beginning of the event to help you form teams. Teams aren't required though, so feel free to work individually.
Do I have to hack or make a project?
Not at all! You can attend a workshop just to learn, network with fellow hackers, and participate in games and raffles. You'll be able to find the schedule on our website as we get closer to the event.
If I'm residing outside of the U.S., can I still attend and/or win a prize?
Those outside of the U.S. can still attend, compete, and win. However, due to shipping restrictions and COVID, we won’t be able to send any physical items to those residing outside of the U.S.
My question isn't listed?
Feel free to email us at email@example.com if you have any more questions.