XdHacks Mini LA presents:

Life Hacks

With many countries like America falling into a doctor shortage crisis, medical workers now have to work harder than ever to adequately provide treatment to an ever growing population. As the world becomes more and more digitized, virtual assets that aid in lightening the workload to increase the efficiency of their job is a promising solution.


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Featuring Workshops and Speakers

Build a Cloud-Connected AR/VR App

By Alon Grinshpoon

Financial Technology


Managing a Winning Team

By Angela Bee Chan and Dave Bell

echoAR: Build a Cloud-Connected AR/VR App in 15 Minutes or Less

By alon grinshpoon, Ceo of echoar

The workshop will show how to quickly create AR/VR apps with no technical skills or coding required and scale existing apps by connecting them to the cloud. Workshop participants will learn how to create real-time cloud-connected augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) apps using the echoAR platform. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop and an Android phone, or just follow along the live demonstration. Platforms for experimentation include: Google ARCore, WebXR, Vuforia, Unity-based apps, and more.

Financial Technology

FLEO (Financial Literacy Education Organization)

A great opportunity for anyone interested in the intersection of finance and technology. This workshop will be centered around topics of personal finance including banking and investing in addition to an introduction to the industry of fintech and an application to algorithmic trading.

The secret recipe to managing a winning team

by Angela bee Chan and dave bell

Working together as a team can be a challenge when it comes to online Hackathons. There are more distractions, it 's harder to keep each other accountable, and communications can be easily lost. However, there are some benefits too!
Angela Bee Chan has supported almost 500 hackathons in the past decade and will provide her tips and tricks on managing and mobilizing virtual teams. What you 'll takeaway is a one page template for you and your team to complete so you know exactly what to expect to achieve during the Hackathon and how to work together. Join her session to find out more!

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Event Winners

1st Place Hack &echoAR Award


by favs 'baddies
Joseph Chen, Swarith Reddy, Caleb Kim, and Michael Liang

Ocufy, is an Augmented Reality application that enables healthcare providers to quickly and seamlessly access patient notes, diagnoses, and information in real-time using facial recognition and tracking. By instantaneously recalling and logging patient data, Ocufy reduces the time that healthcare providers spend using electronic health records, which helps lower physicians’ and nurse practitioners’ burnout rates, stress levels, and dissatisfaction. This efficiency also provides patients with extra time to consult their attending physician(s), increasing accessibility and potentially decreasing the cost of medical care.

2nd Place Hack

A Sound Mood

by soda filled waterbottle
Hanmin Kim, Victor vannara, Charley Lee, and Ryan Gao

A Sound Mood is a Discord application that uses the Spotify API to track songs and gives feedback based on the songs that users listen to. If users play songs that could harm their mood (sad songs), or songs that could decrease productivity and cause the user to be distracted (songs with aggressive themes), then the bot will alert the user.
A Sound Mood will seamlessly integrate with your Spotify activities after you have linked Discord and Spotify together in your Discord connections. After doing so, A Sound Mood will keep track of the songs that you’re playing to alert you whenever the current song will harm your wellness based on its genre. Conversely, if you are on a streak of songs that could benefit your wellness, A Sound Mood will reward you by gamifying your wellness and updating you on your “Soundness Streak” and “Wellness Score.” Ultimately, these features will encourage users to keep listening to positive music for extended periods to improve their mental health.

3rd Place Hack


by Jasmine Dragon
(A Breast Cancer Detector)
Pranav Daggubati, Nishant Balaji, Aiden Szeto, and Aroop Biswal

About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. To ensure that everyone receives their deserved treatment, early detection is vital. Using machine learning, we have developed a program that detects whether a tumor is malignant or benign (given their symptoms or characteristics). To train our model, we used publicly available datasets for breast cancer patients. Using the machine learning algorithm, we implemented a web application where users can input 9 specific characteristics regarding the tumor. The algorithm then returns a breast cancer prediction and confidence value given the corresponding characteristics. We also utilized a MongoDB database for doctors to look up and store their patients 'information securely allowing them to make informed decisions about their healthcare. Because new user inputs and results are continuously added to this database, the pool of resources and references provided for both doctors and patients alike will grow as more individuals use this application.We hope our use of technology will enhance doctor-patient relationships and be utilized as another tool to better detect breast cancer in the future.

Theme Award


by The Potato Chips
Sanat Shajan, Ananya Raghavan, Krishi Shukla, Ayush Chakraborty

SafeSpace is a multi-functional application that serves as a virtual companion for the user. It was coded in Android Studio and is compatible with Android Phones, but there are plans to expand to other operating systems. The app is designed to ease the anxiety/loneliness any user faces through its numerous features, including a mental health check-up, several games, a story-telling option, and a well-developed diary system. Beyond the current prototype, we hope to add other functions, including communication between users, board/card games, oral narration user experience, and daily motivational quotes.

Other Amazing Submissions


By BlindCelery

Skin Detect

By Hackoholics


Click here to view all the submissions in full detail on Hackhub!

the executive team

Nikhil Patel

Director Overlord

Daniel Hsu

Director of IT

Gabriel Bermudez

Design Director

Erin Chang

Event Manager

Kenny Lee

Outreach Director

Akash Premkumar

Logistics Director

Dereck Chen

Activities Director

Aditya Kumar

Financial Director

Derek Xu

Marketing Director

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