Camp PolyHacks

Camp PolyHacks is a student-run, multidisciplinary hackathon dedicated to social entrepreneurship and human-centered design.

Throughout this three-day event, Cal Poly students of all backgrounds work in teams to ideate, design, pitch, and market their solution to a problem facing the San Luis Obispo community. It’s a Learn by Doing marathon of collaboration, learning, and creativity.

Our Focus


Camp PolyHacks is a Learn By Doing experience. We encourage campers of all levels to step out of their comfort zone to learn new skills and tackle problems head-on.


This hackathon goes beyond coding. Designers, entrepreneurs, and developers work together in teams to unite skill sets, experiences, and perspectives to execute ideas — just as you would in the workforce.


We believe in using technology for good. Camp PolyHacks informs campers about important problems in the community and provides a platform to help solve them.

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This year’s event will be held March 5-6, 2022. Tickets can be reserved here.