HackDavis is the first major collegiate Hackathon at UC Davis completely run by students. We’re providing a platform to bring together the most talented students in California to address the world’s most pressing social issues.

As the HackDavis 2020 website officially launches, we want to share the collaborative process that the members of the HackDavis Team went through in creating the site! This year’s website was made through many discussions, meetings, iterations, and teamwork between the Technical Team, Ben Ankiel, Nick Sulistio, and Josh Arnold and the Design Team, Michelle Gore and Celina Leong here to talk about their process in building the website!

How was creating the website for you and what is different about this year versus last year?

Ben: To speed up the development process, we started with the website from last…


HackDavis is the first major collegiate Hackathon at UC Davis completely run by students. We’re providing a platform to bring together the most talented students in California to address the world’s most pressing social issues.

Meet and CS-Discover your new friends.

This week, we welcome the Meet and CS team, composed of UC Davis students Benjamin Ankiel, Cyrill Castro, Karen Chan, and Kimberly Lee. Their Meet and CS project was used to create an effective way for CS students to feel less isolated when doing projects by creating a social platform where CS students can help, learn, and meet each other. Meet and CS won the award for Best Use of SnapKit at HackDavis 2019!

Today, we talk with Ben Ankiel about Meet and CS and the team’s journey in HackDavis 2019.

What school are…


HackDavis is the first major collegiate Hackathon at UC Davis completely run by students. We’re providing a platform to bring together the most talented students in California to address the world’s most pressing social issues.

This week, we welcomed the Meal Helper team, composed of UC Davis freshmen Vishnu Rangiah, Sabarno Islam, Oliver Yau, and Christopher White. Their Meal Helper project was used to create an effective way for UC Davis students to find a healthy personalized diet on campus based on their biometrics. Meal Helper was able to win the award for Most Creative Hack at HackDavis 2019!

Today, we talk with Sabarno Islam, Christopher White, and Oliver Yau about Meal Helper and their journey in HackDavis 2019.

The Meal Helper team from left to right, Vishnu Rangiah, Sabarno Islam, Oliver Yau, and Christopher White

What school are you from? What year? Is this your first hackathon?

Sabarno:UC Davis class…


Welcome back to our #WinnerSeries where we interview winners about their HackDavis 2019 experience.

Next up we would like to introduce Nadia Etemadi, part of the Davis Displacement Database team along with Noah Rose and Akash Malode. Their project was designed and created as an online database for the homeless and displaced to find resources and aid.

What school are you from? What year? Is this your first hackathon?

Nadia: From University of California, Davis, class of 2021, (was a Sophomore during the hackathon, now a junior transfer).

“I’m a third-year transfer student from UC Davis. …


Winners got a multimeter from Keysight Technologies

We welcome back our #WinnerSeries, where we interview winners about their experience at HackDavis 2019.

This year, we begin by introducing Kireet Agrawal, a member of the Odysseus team, along with Phillipp Wu and Travis Brashears. Odysseus, the winner of Best Use of Hardware is an intelligent motion tracking system that alerts, classifies, and monitors types of movement.

What school are you from? What year? Is this your first hackathon?

Kireet: From University of California, Berkeley, class of 2019 (was a Senior during the hackathon, now a recent graduate)

“I am from UC Berkeley and no, my first Hackathon was…


As the HackDavis 2019 website officially launches, we want to share a little bit about the collaborative process members of the HackDavis Team went through in creating the site! This year’s website was made through many discussions, meetings, iterations, and teamwork between our Technical Team and our Design Team, and today we have Kaelan Mikowicz, Henry Moore, and Michelle Gore here to talk about their process in building the website!

Henry: “We chose the blue/green color scheme as those are the traditional HackDavis Colors, and we wanted to keep that tradition, even as the brand evolves. We infused those color…


HackDavis is the first major collegiate Hackathon at UC Davis completely run by students. We’re providing a platform to bring together the most talented students in California to address the world’s most pressing social issues.

This week, we welcome the winners of the Best Health and Wellness Hack, discover.ai. The team was composed of members Aman Inderpreetsingh, Josh Arnold, Jasmin Adzic, and Aakaash Kapoor. The team developed a web application that aids scientists with optimizing drug discovery a task that has been increasing in difficulty.

Today, we talk with Josh Arnold, a current member of the HackDavis 2019 team, about his experiences at HackDavis 2018 and how that led him to become an organizer for this year’s hackathon.

discover.ai being awarded with their Best Health and Wellness Hack Award

What school are you from? What year? Is this your first hackathon?

Josh: “From University of California…


HackDavis is the first major collegiate Hackathon at UC Davis completely run by students. We’re providing a platform to bring together the most talented students in California to address the world’s most pressing social issues.

The GISt Team receiving their award for Best Environment Hack

This week we welcome the winners of the Best Environment Hack, GISt including members Brian Hungerman, Chad Leiske, David Hungerman, Greg Mellos, and Adrian Darian. Wanting to increase awareness on the Farm to Table movement, their team designed GISt, an application that scans and displays information on nutrition and history of produce at the supermarket. Read on to learn more!

What school are you from? What year?

Chad: “I’m from the University of California, Merced in the Central Valley. I’m a transfer student so I’m technically a fourth year Cognitive Science major. More specifically, my emphasis is in Human-Computer Interaction…


HackDavis is the first major collegiate Hackathon at UC Davis completely run by students. We’re providing a platform to bring together the most talented students in California to address the world’s most pressing social issues.

This week for our #WinnerSeries we bring to you Kevin Chan and Victor Tram, winners of the Best Use of Amazon Web Services (AWS) award! Inspired by their own experiences, Jim the Workout Assistant (a clever play on the word “gym”) was created to help anyone looking for a personalized workout plan to target specific areas of your body. Scroll down to learn more about their experience at Hackdavis 2018!

Kevin and Victor receiving their award for Best Use of AWS at HackDavis ‘18

What school are you from? What year?

Kevin: “I am a 3rd year student at Cosumnes River College and Victor is a Junior at Sacramento State.”

What was your project?


HackDavis is the first major collegiate Hackathon at UC Davis completely run by students. We’re providing a platform to bring together the most talented students in California to address the world’s most pressing social issues.

Our featured team for this week’s #WinnerSeries is NutriViz, composed of graduating UC Davis students Sailesh Patnala, Vibhav Altekar, and Akhil Mehra.

Motivated to make their marks before graduating from Davis, the team sought to build a project that would inspire people to make a change in their daily nutritional habits. With their teamwork, they built an AR application that could project nutritional facts of foods just by taking a picture of it with your camera. …

HackDavis

A hackathon dedicated to coding for social good. 24 hours. 700+ hackers. @UCDavis Winter 2019.

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