Georgia State University Fall Hackathon, HackGSU!

What is hackGSU?

hackGSU is the Fall 2016 Hackathon hosted by the GSU Computer Science Department's ACM & IEEE student organizations. 100% free of charge, Lots of Food, $$ Prizes $$
This semester, hackGSU will be a 400+ participant event taking place from October 21-23.

Who can participate?

All university students! You do not have to be a computer science major to participate in the competition! If you're someone who is willing to learn and wants to take a shot at changing the world, no matter what your field is, you definitely belong here.

Where will it be held?

Georgia State University, Aderhold Learning Center
60 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA 30303

Schedule

For a full schedule, please check HackGSU.com

Thurs 12-midnight : Registration ends

Fri 5PM: Early check-in / Late Registration*

Fri 6PM: Check-in

Fri 6:30PM: Dinner

Fri 7PM: Opening Ceremonies

Fri 12-midnight: Friday Midnight Madness Challenge

Sat 12-midnight: Saturday Midnight Madness Challenge

Sun 9AM: Hacking ends / Submit to Devpost

Sun 10AM: Hack Expo

Sun 12-noon: Finalist Demos

Sun 12:30pm: Closing Ceremonies & Prizes Awarded

*Late Registration requires individual pre-approval (Regular Registration ends October 20, 2016 11:59PM)

 

I have a question ...

Please feel free to check out our FAQ at HackGSU.com or email us at hackathon@cs.gsu.edu for any questions you have!

hack

View full rules

Prizes

$5,900 in prizes

1st Place

MLH 1st Place Medals and Goodies

#HackHarassment

Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment. Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Win HackHarassment Swag Bag.

Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack

Everything is part of the internet of things now - from your phone to your fitness band to your thermostat. Build a hack that utilizes private data being collected from your devices, and show how you can turn potential vulnerabilities into something constructive.

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

1 TB Hard Drives

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags

Best Cat Hack - Presented by Gene

Build the best cat related thing! Make my cat Pixel happy!
Win $100 Cash!

Organizers Choice

Organizers Choice! Raspberry Pi 3's for each team member.

Best Halloween Themed Hack - Hardware

Make it Scary, Make it Spooky, Make it Awesome!
Pi and Candy

Best Design - Cox Media Group

$50 Gift Cards per team member

Best Harman Hack - Presented By covello

Limit 4 - JBL Everest Elite Hackable Headphones

Best MapQuest Hack - Presented by covello

Limit 4 - JBL Pulse 2 Hackable Speakers

Best use of IoT - Presented By GE

Racing Drones

App That Will Help Life Go Right - Presented by Statefarm

Limit 4 -

Amazon Echos

2nd Place

2nd Place Medals and Goodies

3rd Place

3rd Place Medals and Goodies

Best Newbie Team - Presented by Big Nerd Ranch

Big Nerd Ranch Books!

Best Halloween Themed Hack - Software

Candy and Pi!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

All university students are welcome to register!  You do not have to be a computer science major to participate in the competition! If you're someone who is willing to learn and wants to take a shot at changing the world, no matter what your field is, you definitely belong here.

I'm in highschool and I would like to attend ...
If you're local to Georgia, please register! We'd love to see you.
If you're not from Georgia, please email us at hackathon@cs.gsu.edu
Either way, please email us at hackathon@cs.gsu.edu so that we can coordinate the parental permissions that you'll need!

 

How to enter

Click Here to register for HackGSU.

The deadline for registration is October 20th at 11:59pm EST.

Who can participate?

All university students! You do not have to be a computer science major to participate in the competition! If you're someone who is willing to learn and wants to take a shot at changing the world, no matter what your field is, you definitely belong here.

I have a question ...

Please feel free to check out our FAQ at HackGSU.com or email us at hackathon@cs.gsu.edu for any questions you have!

Judges

Dr. Robert Harrison

Dr. Robert Harrison

Gene Chorba

Gene Chorba

TBD

TBD

Judging Criteria

  • TBD