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.

Our mission is to create a collaborative relationship between students and sponsors. The relationship fosters and enables innovations that will revolutionize across industries. Sponsors will be able to promote their brand to a large audience, while allowing students to harness their ability to create and innovate newer ideas. The garages of the dot-com era are now hackathons. Citrus Hack will only be able to establish that relationship with the help of its sponsors.

Citrus Hack is a 36-hour hackathon. A hackathon invites collegiate students to a location to collaborate and innovate. Throughout the 36 hours participants work in teams on a project, attend workshops to learn about new technologies, and network with industry partners.

Metrics for 2017




Awesome Projects


Hours of Hacking

Who can attend?

All undergraduate university students. Recently graduated? You're welcome to attend if you graduated within the past year.

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.

Will there be food?

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

How much does Citrus Hack cost?

Citrus Hack is absolutely free to attend!

Are there travel reimbursments?

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

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.

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.

Any other questions?

Contact us!

2017 Sponsors

Interested in being a sponsor? Contact us at contact@citrushack.com or check out our sponsorship package. Check out Citrus Hack 2016!


Meet the Team

Jacob Poole


John Pham


Patrick Le


Ajay Raj


Mario Salazar


Haasith Sanka


Aaroh Mankad


Audrey Der


Nancy Gao


Yosuke Inagaki


Join the Team!