10 days ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and our community has voted! Go to the Opportunity Hack - San Jose 2019 gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.


If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.

11 days ago

Judging Criteria & Format for you all

12:00 PM: Update DevPost with your latest and greatest
* Update the Problem statement you are working on
* Who are all your team members
* Link to the GitHub. Not necessary, that it is your final commit
* Any pictures taken can be added to your devpost submission
02:00 PM: Code checked into GitHub
01:45 PM: Presentations submitted on DevPost
02:00 PM: Hackathon ends
02:30 PM: Judging - Round 1 (science fair style) - 6 mins presentation and 1 min Q&A
04:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Final round of judging on stage where top 5 teams will be presenting…

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13 days ago

Last minute checklist for tomorrows Hack!

Hey Hackers!  

To make it easy and efficient for you to hack, a few important call-outs.

* Even though you have signed up on Devpost, please be sure to show up at 8 AM tomorrow with your government-issued picture ID for check-in. We need to verify your ID, register and give you access to the hacking site. Without which you won't be able to enter the building.

* Portable space heaters are not allowed

* Make the best of the mentors walking around.

* Be sure to log into slack. Here is the invite if you already don't have one.

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14 days ago

We hear your concerns and you are covered


You have some of the concerns which we wanted to clarify.

a. We have security round the clock.

b. Please also bring along things you need to be comfortable during the hack - some useful things include jackets to keep yourselves warm, sleeping bags if you are planning to stay overnight and your favourite playlists!

c. There will be brewed coffee round the clock.

d. You can either sleep on campus or go home and come back. Make sure to have your ID with you all the time for verification.

e. Please do not forget to bring an id…

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16 days ago

Food preference? Tell us!

Hello hackers!

We want to make sure everyone is well-fed.  Please help us make sure we have enough food by filling out this quick 1 question survey so we can make all stomachs happy!


20 days ago

No walk-ins this year

Dear Hackers,

Please remember there are no walk-ins this year.

If your friend is planning to join you but not yet registered, please ensure they register before next Thursday 4pm.


If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.

24 days ago

Sign in to SLACK to complete registration

Please complete your registration to the hackathon by signing in to SLACK at https://join.slack.com/t/opportunity-hack 

Join San Jose channel @ #2019-san-jose

If you haven't please reach out to info@opportunity-hack.org

about 1 month ago

Mentor for the Opportunity Hack!

Looking for ways to make an impact on the industry and the community you belong to?  Ready to learn more about yourself and expand your own horizons?  Here’s an opportunity for you to accomplish the above aspirations:  Mentor for the Opportunity Hack! SignUp https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050544adac2ba4f49-volunteer 

As a mentor, you will lead teams working on interesting problems for local nonprofits with national and international impact.

  1. Serve as an advisor, coach, role model and confidante for hack participants.
  2. Discuss implementation design and provide a strategy to achieve the milestone
  3. Share your knowledge, expertise and experience
  4. Guide participants with onsite and technical resources such…

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about 1 month ago

Welcome to Opportunity Hack 2019!

Hello All,

Welcome to Opportunity Hack 2019!

Thank you for registering!

Hope you all are excited to participate at the hack, as much as we are to be hosting you at the event.

We will soon be publishing the list of problem statements.  We are talking to multiple non-profits and churning their problem statements to fit the 2-day hack.

Also, remember, you can either show up at the hack as a team or look for teammates at the hack. We will assist you in that process.

Looking forward to seeing you all on November 2nd!

- Opportunity Hack 2019 team.

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3 months ago



- Do I have to be an Engineer to join ?

 Though we need more hands on developers to complete the project on time, we need other skills too. This Event is purely driven by volunteers. Any help is greatly appreciated.

- How can I ensure I get added to the common DL when I register?

We are constantly checking our channels to add people on to the common DL. However in case , if you get missed, please email us @ DL-PayPal-OpportunityHack-SanJose@paypal.com. We will add you to the group or if you are a PayPal Employee, then you will be…

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