Connecting with others when we can't meet them in person can be difficult. Thus, we present this problem to you, and you can help solve it!

Hosted by ACM SIGGRAPH Student Chapter at SJSU (a computer graphics focused club) and SCE (Software & Computer Engineering Society), we'll provide a virtual space and online resources for you to build a project.

This hackathon will be held remotely for San Jose State University students and operate on Discord and Devpost!

Theme: Connect people virtually! You can interpret that however you like; get creative, and don't be afraid to stretch the boundaries of what it means to connect with others. If you're unsure about whether your project would quality, feel free to contact us.

There will be two tracks (please pick only one to submit to):

  1. General Track: projects submitted to this track would be primarily code-based
  2. Digital Art Track: projects submitted to this track would be primarily art based (eg. 3D modeling, art, storyboarding, etc.)

For any inquiries, message us in Discord or email us at or


Hackathon Schedule: Jan 8 - 10, 2021

All times are in PST.

Jan 8 - Onboarding and Work Day:

(all will be on the Discord Voice Channel)

  • 8:00AM: Opening Ceremony 
  • 1:00PM: React Workshop 
  • 2:00PM: p5.js Workshop 
  • 9:00PM: Movie Night

Jan 9 - Work Day:

(all will be on the Discord Voice Channel)

  • 10:00AM: Q&A with the Organizers
  • 2:00PM: Break time - Gaming!

Jan 10 - Submission Day:

  • 9:00AM: Submission Workshop (Discord Voice)
  • 12:00PM: Submissions Due!
  • 1:00PM: Presentations for Judging Begins (General Track - Discord Voice, Digital Media Art Track - Zoom)
  • 5:00PM: Closing Ceremony & Winners Announced



  • Q: How do I sign up?
    • A: Register for this hackathon through Devpost (this website!)
  • Q: How can I meet others in order to have a group of 2 or 3 people?
    • A: Attend workshops, message people in the hackathon/club Discords, and attend group forming events that will be held during the hackathon itself.
  • Q: How can I know if my project meets the necessary criteria?
    • A: Please message in the Discord if you want your project checked.
  • Q: How to I join the SCEGGRAPH Discord?


About Us:

ACM SIGGRAPH Student Chapter at SJSU: a computer graphics special interest club, focused on bridging the gap between art and engineering

SCE (Software and Computer Engineering Society):

Hackathon Sponsors


Blue Ice Ball Microphone (2)

Amazon Echo Dot (2)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


  • Work in a group of 1-3 people who are students at San Jose State University 


General Track:

  • Project code (preferably on Github)

Digital Art Track:

  • Screenshots/Video showing art piece/images

Both tracks:

  • Description of project and how it connects people
  • Presentation (Google Slides, etc.)


ACM SIGGRAPH Student Chapter Officers

ACM SIGGRAPH Student Chapter Officers

SCE Officers

SCE Officers

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith
SJSU Lecturer, Computer Graphics and Games

Aldo Mora-Reyna

Aldo Mora-Reyna
3D Modeler and Data Annotator at Apple, SJSU Digital Media Art Alumni, and 3D artist (Specializes in motion design and creating abstract renders with node-based procedures)

Khalil Estell

Khalil Estell

Evan Ugarte

Evan Ugarte

Aashrav Shetty

Aashrav Shetty

Judging Criteria

  • General Track
    Shall be judged based on Relevance/Impact, Originality, Scalability, and Technical Complexity. Detailed Rubric:
  • Digital Art Track
    Shall be judged based on Technology, Message, Originality, and Quality. Detailed rubric:

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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