We'll award separate prizes for both beginner and experienced teams in each category!
For sponsored categories, extra points will be awarded for projects that follow the prompt!
Flex your cybersecurity skills by finding and fixing vulnerabilities, creating solid defense plans, or crafting nifty security solutions to protect and strengthen critical infrastructure!
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?
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.
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.
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.