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.
What does it mean to Address 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.
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.
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 3:30PM on April 20. Parking is free anywhere on campus over the weekend.
Who can come?
BroncoHack is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any accredited institution and those who have graduated within a year of the start date.
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. Team size can be between from 2 to 6 members.
What would be a good team formation?
We would recommend a balance between CS/engineering and business students (at least 1 business student for presentation abilities).
How do i submit my project?
One member of the team must create a profile on HackerEarth. Go to our HackerEarth page and register for the event. Finally, upload your project. HackerEarth allows us to manage submissions and judging.
how are hacks presented?
Judges from different backgrounds will collaborate to evaluate your projects. They will be assessing your project and your presentation, and will award the prizes!
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! There are many different dimensions to a project and different ways to contribute.
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 our best to accommodate.
Do I have Ownership of the project/idea created during BroncoHack?
Yes. Participants will have full rights to their projects.
Do I need to stay for the entire 24 hours?
You do not need to. You are free to work anytime from anywhere as long as you are there for check in and presentation. However it is recommended that you stay at the venue with your team while you work.
How do i sign up?
any other questions?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com!