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March 24-25

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What is HackUSU?

300+ Students • 24 Hours

24-hr Hackathon

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

Workshops

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

Networking

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

Free Food

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

Competition Categories

We'll award separate prizes for both beginner and experienced teams in each cateogry!
Game Dev
Any game, any technology. Try recreating a retro game, or design a brand new one we haven't seen before!
Data Analytics & Visualization
Find a dataset online, then demonstrate ways of gaining interesting insights or displaying data in a creative way!
Hardware
Show us your creation utilizing physical hardware including Raspberry Pi's, PCB's, or microcontrollers!
AI & Machine Learning
Can you write a program that learns how to solve a problem?
General
All projects that are too unique and don't fit the other categories!

FAQ

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.

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.

Does it cost anything to attend?

HackUSU is completely free! There's no entry fee, and we'll provide enough food and snacks for the entire 24 hours. How neat is that?

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.

Have a question?

Send us a message!