HackCU was started four years ago by a group of passionate students who wanted to provide other students the time and space to work on projects they don’t normally work on through school. Since then we’ve been committed to fulfilling our mission of bringing you high-quality, inclusive events open to people of all levels of experience.
Like to write programs? Dig into interesting datasets? Design creative works? Or maybe you’ve never written a line of code? We will provide the space and the resources for you to express your creativity, ingenuity, and determination to create anything you want to. Whether you’re building your first website, dabbling in Photoshop, or hacking with an Oculus Rift, HackCU is for you. HackCU is for people of all backgrounds and experiences. So, come and join us!
Over 600 hackers from around the world.
24 hours of hacking non-stop.
Over 300 first-time hackers.
16 industry sponsors.
A hackathon is best described as an “invention marathon”. Anyone who has an interest in technology attends a hackathon to learn, build & share their creations over the course of a weekend in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
In order to check-in, you must have a government-issued ID. But, you should also bring your laptop, laptop charger, phone, chargers, headphones, a pillow, toiletries, an extra set of clothes, and a reusable water bottle.
Absolutely not! It doesn’t matter if you are a designer, a writer, or a chemist. There is a place for you here. Prior to hacking, there will be a team formation session to help form teams.
We welcome any student 18 or older to participate!
HackCU is absolutely free to attend. We will also provide meals, snacks, and refreshments!
Reimbursement applications are now closed.
You can NOT use anything that you have started prior to the event. You can think of ideas for your project, but you must start from scratch when you arrive.
Don’t have a team? We got you covered. We will have time before hacking begins for hackers to get together and form teams. You can have a maximum of 4 members on your team.
Plenty, we will provide three meals a day as well as snacks, drinks, and caffeine.
Be a volunteer or mentor! More information coming soon!