Citrus Hack was founded in 2014 by ACM and IEEE student members at the University of California, Riverside. Their goal was to create a place where students can create with the freedom of their creativity. Established by students for students, Citrus Hack has since become one of Southern California’s premier collegiate hackathons. Citrus Hack is a place where students can turn their ideas into the next technological boom.
Our mission is to create a collaborative relationship between students and sponsors. The relationship fosters and enables innovations that will revolutionize across industries. Sponsors will be able to promote their brand to a large audience, while allowing students to harness their ability to create and innovate newer ideas. The garages of the dot-com era are now hackathons. Citrus Hack will only be able to establish that relationship with the help of its sponsors.
Citrus Hack is a 36-hour hackathon. A hackathon invites collegiate students to a location to collaborate and innovate. Throughout the 36 hours participants work in teams on a project, attend workshops to learn about new technologies, and network with industry partners.
Hours of Hacking
All undergraduate university students. Recently graduated? You're welcome to attend if you graduated within the past year.
We require all participants to bring their student IDs. Also consider bringing some of the following: a hacking machine, cables for your hacking machine, headphones, pillow, and an extra set of clothes.
Yes! We will be providing meals along with refreshments and snacks throughout the event.
Citrus Hack is absolutely free to attend!
We currently do not support any form of travel reimbursements; however, we are working towards adding this benefit.
Absolutely not! It doesn’t matter if you are a designer, a writer, or a chemistry major. There is a place for you here. There will be a team formation session at the beginning of the event to help form teams.
We recommend working in a team. There will be a team formation event before hacking begins. Team sizes are capped at 4 members.
Challenge application results will be released in early September. Normal application results will be released late September.