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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!

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!

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!
Students working on a project at HackUSU

Competition Categories

We'll award separate prizes for both beginner and experienced teams in each category!
Cybersecurity
Game Dev
Hardware
AI & Machine Learning
Data Analytics & Visualization
Business Solutions
A group of students wearing HackUSU shirts

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

FAQ

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.

Organizer Team

Chelsea Harding
Chelsea Harding
Instructor, Data Analytics and Information Systems, USU
Troy DeSpain
Troy DeSpain
Software Engineer, Evidently
Brian Weller
Brian Weller
Corporate Relations Specialist, Huntsman School of Business, USU
Kayli Clegg
Kayli Clegg
Data Analytics Student, USU
Chandler McClellan
Chandler McClellan
Data Analytics Student, USU
Joseph Johnson
Joseph Johnson
Information Systems Student, USU

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