Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

November 16th & 17th, 2018

About

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

Our Mission

To bring tech and hacker culture to our campus, community, and state.

Our Hackers

  • Learn how to code - No experience required
  • Teach each other
  • Learn about new and emerging technologies
  • Meet awesome mentors in the community
  • Eat free food
  • Become lifelong learners

When and where?

HackUSU 2018 will be located at the Eccles Conference Center on the Utah State University Logan campus. It will begin on Friday, November 16th and end on Saturday, November 17th.

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Tentative Schedule

Friday, November 16

2:00 - 3:00 pm
Registration
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Opening ceremonies
4:00 - 4:30 pm
Team forming event
4:30 - 5:00 pm
Workshop TBA
5:00 - 5:30 pm
Workshop TBA
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Dinner
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Workshop TBA
8:00 - 9:00 pm
Workshop TBA
9:00 - 9:30 pm
Code in the dark

Saturday, November 17

7:00 - 8:00 am
Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 am
Workshop TBA
9:00 - 10:00 am
Workshop TBA
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lighting talks
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 pm
Cup stacking contest
2:00 pm
Submissions due
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Judging
4:00 - 4:30 pm
Awards and closing ceremonies

FAQ

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!

Prize Categories

Any project that doesn't fit the other categories!

Judging Criteria:

  • Coolness
  • How much did you learn?
  • Cleverness
  • Originality
Details TBA
Any game made with any technology.

Judging Criteria:

  • All criteria from the general catagory
  • Funness
  • Completeness
Interesting or useful insights gained from data tha

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
  • Completeness
  • Usability

Sponsors

Contact

Email us at hackusu@gmail.com

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