Georgia State University Fall Hackathon, HackGSU!

WHAT IS HACKGSU?

hackGSU is the 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 500+ participant event taking place from November 3 - November 5.

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

Current Schedule:

        ===Friday, November 03===
        5:00 PM Early Check-in Begins / Late Registration
        6:00 PM Check-in
        7:00 PM Dinner
        7:30 PM Opening Ceremonies
        8:30 PM Hacking Begins
                Idea Mixer / Team Forming
        9:00 PM Workshop A: Getting Started with HTML and JavaScript
        10:00 PM Workshop B: Getting Started with iOS
        11:00 PM Workshop C: Workshop C: Building Serverless Architecture
        11:30 PM Snack

        ===Saturday, November 04===
        9:00 AM Breakfast
        10:00 AM Snack
        12:00 PM Lunch
        3:00 PM Snack
        7:00 PM Dinner
        11:30 PM Snack

        ===Sunday, November 05===
        9:00 AM Breakfast
        9:00 AM Submit to Devpost / Hacking Ends
        10:00 AM Hack expo (Science-Fair-Style Judging)
        11:30 AM Finalist Demos
        12:15 PM Closing/ Award Ceremonies

*Late Registration requires individual pre-approval 

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!

View full rules

Prizes

$2,750 in prizes

1st Place

MLH 1st Place Medals and Goodies

2nd Place

MLH 2nd Place Medals and Goodies

3rd Place

MLH 3rd Place Medals and Goodies

State Farm - Best "Make Life Better" App

Amazon Echo for each member of the winning team (up to 4)

GE Digital - Best Use of CityIQ API

Raspberry Pi for each member of the winning team (up to 4)

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 Amazon Web Services Credit

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit

Founders Prize - Make Dr. Durham laugh out loud

Amazon gift cards (value $500 total)

Make Dr. Durham laugh out loud while judging your app - and it must be your APP that is amusing, not you :)

GSU CS Department - Best Application to make Atlanta great

$100 Amazon gift cards for each team member (value $500 total)

Judges Choice

Judges Choice award - impress your judges with your pure awesomeness for a mini-drone for each team member (up to 4)

Big Nerd Ranch - Best Newbie Project

Big Nerd Ranch Android Mobile Development books for each team member (up to 5)

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 ...
We'd love to see you. Please email us at hackathon@cs.gsu.edu, so that we can coordinate the parental permissions that you'll need! If you're local to Georgia, please register!If you're not from Georgia, please register, and make sure to drop us a note so that we can help reimburse travel expenses (while funds last)

How to enter

  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
Georgia State University

TBD

TBD

Judging Criteria

  • TBD