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AI Hackathon


This first-ever AI Hackathon event at Sac State, featured more than 12 teams who went above and beyond to address various real world issues and solve them using artificial intelligence.

The Winners

First Place: Team Azuki

First Place Winner of $750.00

Team Name: Azuki (SafeGuard AI) Shootings prediction monitoring systems

  • Huy Dao
  • Enrique De La Torre
  • John Son Dong
  • Gavin Garcia
  • Ritchie Martinez

Second Place: Team TeraBITE

Second Place Winner of $250.00

Team Name: teraBITE (APEX project) Enabling those with disabilities to interact with technology

  • Jonathan Camarena
  • David Castrejon
  • Joshua Cupler
  • Jeff Huang
  • Amir Talakoob

About the Event

This competitive event is designed to bring together students with a passion for AI, encouraging them to develop and innovate in two main categories: AI models and AI service-oriented applications. Participants have the flexibility to focus on one category or integrate both into their projects. The competition is open to teams with a minimum of one member and a maximum of five, allowing for individual participation as well as collaborative team efforts. Each team will have the opportunity to showcase their projects to a panel of judges, who will evaluate them based on innovation, applicability, technical proficiency, and potential impact.

The AI Hackathon Event is a collaborative initiative organized by ASI ECS Director, Hashem Jaber and Executive Director at the Carlsen Center, Cameron Law, alongside ECSJC President Garima Sharma, and the college of ECS at Sac State to foster innovation and exploration in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI).


Associated Students, Inc. Engineering & Computer Science (ASI ECS)

Carlsen Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Sac State College of Engineering & Computer Science (ECS)

Engineering & Computer Science Joint Council (ECSJC)