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What is Citrus Hack?

Citrus Hack is a 24-hour hackathon. A hackathon invites collegiate students to a location to collaborate and innovate. Throughout the 24 hours participants work in teams on a project, attend workshops to learn about new technologies, and network with industry partners.

Our History

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.

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Who can attend?

All undergraduate university students. Recently graduated? You're welcome to attend if you graduated within the past year. All participants must adhere to MLH's Code of Conduct.

Will there be free food?

Yes! We will be providing meals along with refreshments and snacks throughout the event.

What do I bring?

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.

How much does Citrus Hack cost?

Citrus Hack is absolutely free to attend!

Do I have to be a programmer?

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.

Are there travel reimbursments?

We currently do not support any form of travel reimbursements; however, we are working towards adding this benefit.

Do I need a team? How large can my team be?

We recommend working in a team. There will be a team formation event before hacking begins. Team sizes are capped at 4 members.

What's the deadline for signing up?

The first deadline will be on March 31st, and the second deadline will be on April 7th. UCR students can apply by April 14th. You will hear back from us within a week of each deadline.

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