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.
When should I arrive?
Arrive at Santa Clara University's Lucas Hall on April 21, 2018 at 11:00AM. The event should end by 2:00PM on April 22.
How are hacks presented?
Judges of all different backgrounds are industry professionals from leading company such as Yahoo. These judges come to assess your projects. You present to the panel and the experts evaluate your project and award the prizes!
Who is MLH?
MLH is the official student hackathon league that helps organize hackathons in North America and Europe. Our partnership with MLH provides BroncoHack with resources and support to ensure a successful hackathon!
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 to 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! We will have resources available to provide technical help.
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 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 250 individuals.