Eat, sleep, code, repeat.

Join us November 15th & 16th, 2019

Nov 15th & Nov 16th

Join us at USU

About Us

HackUSU is a student club at Utah State University that is laser focused on tech.

Our Mission is to bring tech and hacker culture to our campus, community and state.


Learn to code with no experience required

Latest Tech

Learn about new and emerging technologies


Meet awesome mentors in the community

Teach each other

Eat free food

Become lifelong learners


HackUSU's 2019 hackathon will be located at the Eccles Conference Center on the Utah State University Logan campus.

Eccles Conference Center
Utah State University
Old Main Hill, Logan, UT

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This is a tenative schedule for the Nov 2019 HackUSU student hackathon.

Friday, November 15

7:30 - 8:30 pm
8:30 - 9:30 pm
Opening Ceremonies and Team Forming Event
9:30 - 10:30 pm
Intro to Programming Workshop (Auditorium) and Intro to Hardware Workshop (Engineering Lab)
11:00 - 11:30 pm
Break Room Shenanigans

Saturday, November 16

12:00 - 1:00 am
Midnight Snack (Aggie Ice Cream)
7:00 - 8:00 am
9:00 - 9:30 am
Logic Gates & Minecraft Workshop
9:30 - 10:00 am
Vim Techniques Workshop
10:00 - 10:30 am
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Workshop
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Soft Skills Workshop
12:00 - 1:00 pm
1:00 - 1:30 pm
Cup Stacking Contest
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Project Submissions
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Demos and Practice Presentations
5:00 - 7:00 pm
7:00 - 8:00 pm
8:00 - 9:00 pm
Awards, Raffles, and Closing Ceremonies


No, we aren't breaking into anything. Hacking is a new process of learning. To us, hacking means creating, innovating, and building something awesome with software or hardware. Another definition that we have is creatively solving a problem.
Absolutely! If you have a passion for all things tech, this is the place for you. Our events span a range of skill levels. We have events planned for beginners, so you'll learn how to code in no time!
HackUSU is completely free! There's no entry fee, and we'll provide enough food and snacks for the entire 24 hours. How neat is that?
Teams can have up to 4 people. If you don't have a team when you come, don't worry! There are plenty of people who come alone that you can team up with.
You must currently be a university or college student, or have graduated in the last 12 months. There is no restriction on major. All students are welcome!
Absolutely! Many times, coming up with an idea for a project is the hardest part, and that doesn't require any technical knowledge. Also, we need designers to help us make our apps look good!
You can't use any code that was written before the start of the hackathon. However, we encourage you to begin thinking of ideas now!
Yes, there will definitely be prizes! We will have different prize categories, and the judges will pick the best project in each category. In addition, there will be lots of swag from our sponsors for everyone!
General, Hardware, Game Development, Data Analysis and more TBA!
HackUSU is completely free! No entry fee, and we'll provide enough food and snacks for the entire 24 hours. How neat is that?

Prize Categories

Any project that doesn't fit the other categories!

Judging Criteria

How much did you learn?

Automating a near-everyday problem.

Judging Criteria

All criteria from the general catagory
Improvement on life
Amount of things automated

Any game made with any technology.

Judging Criteria

All criteria from the general catagory

Interesting or useful insights gained from data

Judging Criteria

All criteria from the general catagory
Sound logic/practices
Interesting/useful insights

Any project that is focused on hardware.

Judging Criteria

All criteria from the general catagory


The Amazing Sponsors of HackUSU's 2019 Hackathon!

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