Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

HackCU Episode IV

University of Colorado Boulder

600 Hackers · 24 Hours

February 24th and 25th 2018


HackCU is all about learning. About improving yourself. Spend a weekend with us at the University of Colorado Boulder. We encourage you to take a step out of your comfort zone, and go beyond. Make HackCU your event by experimenting with a new platform, API, or that idea that’s always been in the back of your mind! 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!

All the important questions. Answered.

What is a hackathon?

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.

What should I bring?

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.

Do I have to be a programmer?

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.

Who can attend?

We welcome any student 18 or older to participate!

How much does HackCU cost?

HackCU is absolutely free to attend. We will also provide meals, snacks, and refreshments!

Will you offer travel reimbursement?

Yes! We will be covering costs of hackers coming from further than 25 miles. Reimbursement applications will close on January 26th.

Can I reuse a previous project?

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.

Do I need a team? How large are teams?

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.

Will there be food?

Plenty, we will provide three meals a day as well as snacks, drinks, and caffeine.

What if I am not a student?

Be a volunteer or mentor! More information coming soon!

What if I have another question?

Tweet us at @hackcu or drop us a line at

Apply now to HackCU IV!

Event Schedule
Subject to change.

Day 1

Time Event
8:30 am Arrival and Check-In
9:30 am Opening Ceremonies
11:00 am Team Formation
11:00 am Career Fair
11:30 am Hacking Begins!
12:00 pm Lunch Served
6:00 pm Dinner Served
11:00 pm Desserts

Day 2

Time Event
8:00 am Breakfast
11:30 am Hacking Ends
12:00 pm Project Expo / Judging
12:00 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Closing Ceremonies

Oh! We've also got lots of workshops, tech talks, and games planned along the way!

Want to build HackCU with us?

Help us make this happen and welcome over 600 awesome hackers in Boulder. Register now!



HackCU IV is happening at the SEEC on February 24th and 25th

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