02.04.22 - 02.06.22
Intersection & Innovation

HackSC is USC’s largest hackathon.

HackSC is USC’s largest hackathon.

Located in the heart of sunny Los Angeles, HackSC will provide a weekend full of innovation, connection, and education. In an interdisciplinary endeavor, join together with 800+ hackers, designers, and visionaries to engage in workshops, listen to speakers, and develop programs, tools, and relationships that can last for life. We hope to have you join us! For more information and updates, check out our social media. You can check out what we were up to last year here.

February 4 - February 6, 2022
USC Campus and online
Applications are open!

Last year...

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This year, we’re focusing on issues relating to intersection and innovation. The four verticals are: earth's environment, entertainment, social impact, and the creator economy. We’re encouraging every participant to tackle the problems plaguing today’s world and innovate ideas around them.

Depiction of Earth's Environment's vertical
Earth's Environment
Our planet’s carbon footprint is growing exponentially so we must also explore how to be sustainable with technology.
Depiction of Entertainment's vertical
L.A. is the home world of entertainment. This intersection will bring together technology and all forms of production to create new products and ideas.
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Social Impact
Let’s create new spaces and ways to deepen our understandings of the people who surround us and don’t.
Depiction of Creator Economy's vertical
Creator Economy
The passion and creator ecosystem is an intersection of art, individual passion, and self starting.
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Keynote Speaker
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Sam Yam

Co-founder & CTO, Patreon

Sam Yam is the Co-Founder and CTO of Patreon, a platform that funds creators and artists through membership from fans. Prior to Patreon, Sam co-founded AdWhirl, a mobile monetization platform which was acquired by AdMob. Sam is also a YCE at YCombinator and has worked at Google, Yahoo, and Stanford’s StartX. Sam graduated with a BS in CS from Stanford and is currently on leave from Stanford’s Master’s program in CS.

. . . and more to come!

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