Registration for HackUSU 2024 will open in January!   🎉


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March 1-2, 2024

Registration opens in January
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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!
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
Analyze a dataset and present your interesting findings!
Flex your cybersecurity skills by finding and fixing vulnerabilities, creating solid defense plans, or crafting nifty security solutions to keep digital stuff safe!
Business Solutions
Craft a great business proposal for a cool app, platform, or system that tackles real-world issues. No technical expertise needed!
Get hands-on with cool gadgets — create something amazing using Raspberry Pi's, PCBs, or microcontrollers.
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.

Last Year's Sponsors

Nice logo
Lightning Kite logo
Space Dynamics Lab logo
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business logo
USU College of Engineering logo
USU College of Science logo
Lucid logo
L3Harris logo

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