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March 1-2, 2024

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What is HackUSU?

400+ Students • 24 Hours

24-hr Hackathon

Craft a software, hardware, or business proposal project to compete against other teams. All college students and high school seniors are invited!


We'll have many great workshops and tech talks on a variety of topics. Check back closer to the event for a complete list!


Come network with our sponsors and potential employers. There will be many industry experts to learn from and learn more about their companies!


We'll provide dinner on Friday, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday. There will also be plenty of snacks available the entire event!
Students working on a project at HackUSU

Competition Categories

We'll award separate prizes for both beginner and experienced teams in each category!
Flex your cybersecurity skills by finding and fixing vulnerabilities, creating solid defense plans, or crafting nifty security solutions to protect and strengthen critical infrastructure!
Sponsored by:
Center for Anticipatory Intelligence logo
Game Dev
Multiple-use mechanics: Slashing with your sword in Hollow Knight builds up your magic power. Mario's jump acts as both a navigation ability and as an attack. How many uses for a mechanic can you roll together?
Sponsored by:
Lightning Kite logo
Get hands-on with cool gadgets – Create an edge node passive RADAR using microcontrollers. Microcontrollers (limit of 8 teams) and challenge details to be provided at the event.
Sponsored by:
L3Harris logo
Data Analytics & Visualization
Do you know SQL? Do you know Python? Perfect! Give this competition a try at HackUSU on March 1-2, 2024. Koch (a strong USU corporate partner) + Snowflake (a leading cloud data warehousing tool) have joined forces to sponsor an AI & Machine Learning track at HackUSU. You'll be given a real dataset, access to Snowflake, and a task to build ML model to answer a specific business question. And guess what? The judges are on the lookout for talent + there are some awesome prizes up for grabs.
Sponsored by:
Koch logo
Snowflake logo
Business Solutions
Craft a great business proposal for a cool app, platform, or system that tackles real-world issues. No technical expertise needed!
AI & Machine Learning
Create a program to problem-solve — explore AI, machine learning, and code that adapts to tackle real-world challenges.
A group of students wearing HackUSU shirts


When and where is HackUSU?

HackUSU 2024 will be March 1st and 2nd! The event will take place in Huntsman Hall, Utah State University.

Are there other things to do besides the competition?

Yes, we'll have workshops and other activities running the whole time! You'll also be able to network with employers, and get help from experts on other projects.

Do I need to know how to code?

Nope, there will be workshops for all skill levels from introductory to graduate level. This year, we are also introducing the business solutions category for non-technical projects!

Can I start now?

You can't use any code that was written before the start of the hackathon. However, you can form your team and begin thinking of ideas now!

What is the max team size?

Each team can have 1 to 4 students. Only team members present at the award ceremony will be eligible to receive prizes.

Who can attend HackUSU?

All university or college students and high school seniors are welcome! Participants must be current students or have graduated in the last 12 months. There is no restriction on major.

Can I stay in the building overnight?

Absolutely! You can stay up all night working, bring a sleeping bag, or leave to sleep off-campus.

HackUSU 2024 Sponsors

Center for Anticipatory Intelligence logo
Space Dynamics Lab logo
Lightning Kite logo
L3Harris logo
Koch logo
Snowflake logo
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business logo
309 Software Maintenance Group logo
USU College of Science logo
Nice logo
USU College of Engineering logo
ASI logo

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