Cal Hacks

Published April 25, 2024 by Vedika Dayal

In this article, we’re learning more about Cal Hacks, a club that hosts the largest collegiate hackathon in the world. Cal Hacks also runs other events designed to promote hacking and entrepreneurship, like a fellowship for hackathon teams and a full-stack development course for new coders.

We were joined by Arushi Somani ‘23, a CS major who has worked across many of Cal Hacks’ committees, from diversity to marketing, and previously ran the Cal Hacks Fellowship Program. In our conversation, we talked to Arushi about hacking culture at Berkeley, different ways to foster innovation on campus, the backend experience of running a huge hackathon, and how Cal Hacks impacted her life.

Cal Hacks at Berkeley

Arushi’s Journey Through Cal

Arushi’s Journey Through Cal (Hacks)

Hacker Insights and Advice