Frequently Asked Questions
What is BroncoHack?
BroncoHack, the OMIS Student Network's fifth annual hackathon, is a competition where teams of students use their computer programming and business knowledge to create a program or application in 24 hours. At the end of the competition, teams will present their solutions to a panel of judges in hopes of winning a variety of prizes.
How do I sign up?
You can register on Eventbrite by clicking the sign up button at the top of the home page. We are only taking the first 300 individuals.
When should I arrive?
Check-in starts at 10:30AM at Santa Clara University's Benson Hall, California Mission Room on April 19, 2019. The event should end by 3:00PM on April 20. Parking is free anywhere on campus over the weekend.
How are hacks presented?
Judges of all different backgrounds will to assess your projects. You present to the panel and the experts evaluate your project and award the prizes!
Do I have Ownership to the project/idea created during BroncoHack?
Yes. Participants will have full rights to their projects.
Any other questions?
Addressing the theme of social justice.
BroncoHack offers competitors the chance to not only build a project that is innovative in the arenas of business and technology, but one that addresses our theme of social justice. We want our participants to look at the broader impact of their work. The OMIS Student Network doesn't support the idea that technology has reached the zenith of its use when someone is willing to pay the creator for it. We want our participants to examine the social injustices that are present in our world and try their hand at reversing them through the power of applied technology.
Do I sign up as a team or individually?
Sign up is done individually. If you do not have a team, we will find one for you. We recommend that each group consist of four to five members of different backgrounds in business and engineering/computer science.
Do I need to know how to code?
No! There are no special skills required to join BroncoHack - the premise is that even with limited knowledge you will be able to create something!
Do I need to stay for the entire 24 hours?
You do not need to. You are free to work anytime as long as you are there for check in and presentation. However it is recommended that you stay at the venue.
What should I create?
It's totally up to you! Sponsors may pose prompts to give competing teams an opportunity to win additional prizes, but it's completely optional. We don't want to limit your creativity, so feel free to create whatever you'd like!
What do I need?
Just the equipment that you think you'll need to build your idea. Food, Wi-Fi, entertainment, swag, and outlets are all provided.
Who can come?
BroncoHack is open to undergraduate, and graduate students from any accredited institution.
How do I submit my project?
One member of the team must create a profile on DevPost. Go to our DevPost page and register for the event. Finally, upload your project. DevPost allows us to manage submissions and judging.
Do you provide transportation reimbursement?
Unfortunately we do not. If you do have a financial issue, contact us for special circumstances and we will do out best to accomodate.
What would be a good team formation?
We would recommend a balance between engineering and at least one business student.