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Major League Hacking 2021 Hackathon Season
HackDavis
Join the 2022 HackDavis director team!
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Teams

External Affairs

We’re looking for people who are passionate about social good and have great communication skills to join the external team. You’ll be involved in the efforts to incorporate social good in HackDavis, which is the theme of our hackathon. In doing so, you’ll be responsible for building relationships with nonprofits, organizing a network of judges for the day of the event, and partnering with organizations within UC Davis and other universities to organize workshops and activities.

Finance

We’re looking for detail-oriented people who want to obtain hands-on experience managing finances for a large-scale event. Working closely with the sponsorship team, we’ve carefully managed over $200,000 in sponsor funds and grants in the past few years. You’ll get hands-on experience with project management, budgeting, grant application, invoicing, and serving as the point of contact with sponsors and vendors for payment logistics.

Marketing

We’re looking for great communicators who are passionate about marketing and looking to gain experience in advertising for a distinguished hackathon. You’ll get to handle all public relations and social media accounts for our hackathon, as well as lead the creation and implementation of marketing strategies, receiving real-time feedback on your strategies. Working in our marketing team allows you to handle tasks ranging from authoring Medium articles and handing outreach with campus organizations and other universities, to updating our social media accounts and planning the entire marketing process to drive more turnout to our event and workshops than ever before.

Sponsorship

We’re looking for detail-oriented people who want to obtain hands-on experience managing finances for a large-scale event. Working closely with the sponsorship team, we’ve carefully managed over $200,000 in sponsor funds and grants in the past few years. You’ll get hands-on experience with project management, budgeting, grant application, invoicing, and serving as the point of contact with sponsors and vendors for payment logistics.

Design

We’re looking for designers who want to gain hands-on skills in graphic design, digital marketing, and creating clean web experiences. You will work cross-functionally in a multi-project environment and gain valuable experience supporting social media strategy, building a brand identity, and synthesizing the creative vision for HackDavis. Your concepts will go live through our website, social media, and branded swag.

Technical

We’re looking for software developers to work on technical projects for HackDavis, including the website, application system, tech workshops, and our judging app, among others. You will also collaborate with the design team to bring HackDavis’ creative vision to life. If you are looking to gain hands-on experience with a variety of interesting technologies such as ReactJS, Node, Firebase, and more, this is the team to join.

Operations

We’re looking for organized and responsible individuals to bring the whole vision of HackDavis into reality through planning the logistics of the actual event, including securing the venue, setting up WiFi, and arranging for food. Through this team, you will learn how to smoothly plan an event of 700+ attendees and communicate with several different vendors, school organizations, and Major League Hacking. You will also work with many of the other teams throughout the process to make sure things are going to run smoothly on the big day.
Directors

Omid
Co-President
Technical Lead

Vivek
Co-President
Sponsorship Lead

Cheryl
Design Lead

Stephenie
Finance Lead

Joyce
External Lead

Abhishek
Operations Co-Lead

Ishani
Operations Co-Lead

Nick
Technical

Alex
Technical

Sivani
Sponsorship

Shachi
Sponsorship

Barno
Sponsorship
700+ HACKERS
36 HOURS
140+ PROJECTS
$15,000+ PRIZES
Hack for Social Good
With the rapid advancement of technology, it is important to use its power in ways that benefit society. HackDavis challenges its participants to hack for social good, and create an opportunity for us to explore the intersection between technology and society.

On January 16-17, over 700 students, hackers, and creators came together virtually for 36 hours of hacking. For the 6th year in a row, we brought the most talented students in California (and beyond!) to address the world’s most pressing issues.
FAQ

Who can apply?

Any UC Davis undergraduate student can apply to be a HackDavis Director! We welcome all majors and all experience levels.

Why join HackDavis?

HackDavis is so much more than just a 36-hour hackathon - there’s hundreds of hours of preparation that go into making the event as great as it can be, as well as creating supplemental items like pre-event workshops and some other great stuff we have planned for this upcoming year 😉. If you want to join a community of like-minded, motivated people who want to both better themselves and create an event that will have lasting positive impacts for hundreds of other students, we’d love to have you 💖.

What exactly does a HackDavis Director do?

A HackDavis Director’s responsibilities vary from team to team (see the team descriptions above), but in general, a director is expected to participate during the day of the hackathon, attend regularly scheduled club-wide meetings, and put their best foot forward to create both a positive community of directors and an amazing event for our hackers.

How does the application process work?

After you submit your application, the HackDavis Team will review it and choose if you proceed to our first-round interview. At your first-round interview, you’ll meet with two HackDavis Directors who will ask general questions and determine the top team you’re suited for. If you proceed to our second-round interview, you’ll meet with your potential future team, who will ask more team-specific questions. After your second-round interview, you’ll hear from us if you’ve been accepted :)

How do I choose a team to apply for?

Any UC Davis undergraduate student can apply to be a HackDavis Director! We welcome all majors and all experience levels.

Can I apply for a team even if I don’t have any experience?

Yes! While we’d like members of each team to be familiar with the soft skills required for each team, there are no hard requirements. Above all else, we want motivated team players who want to build a great event for other students. We’ll also provide you with any resources or knowledge you might need to help your team when you first join, so no one will be behind.

How much of a time commitment is HackDavis?

Unfortunately, this isn’t an easy question to answer. It varies greatly from team to team, as well as on the time of year. For instance, our Marketing team won’t do much work during the summer, while others like Sponsorship will be hard at work securing funding for our event. While we expect everyone to be available for the duration of the actual event itself, we can’t give firm estimates for every team here. If you’d like more specifics, feel free to email us at [email protected] or to ask us in your first-round interview if you qualify.

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