HackISU is the premiere hackathon at Iowa State University, and the third largest hackathon in the midwest. Bring your best ideas and join us for 36 hours of fun, excitement, coding, and prizes!

FRIDAY 6:00 P.M.

Check-in Begins at Main Location

We'll be at the check-in location (to be announced) handing out swag bags and making sure everyone knows where to go for the kick-off event.

FRIDAY 7:00 P.M.

Kick-off Event Begins

You won't want to miss this part. We'll give introductions, further explain the hackathon, and announce what the prizes will be.

FRIDAY 7:45 P.M.

Dinner is Served / Find a Team

We'll start hacking after the kick-off, but we definitely wouldn't want you hacking on an empty stomach. This time slot will also be used to find a team if you don't have one yet.

FRIDAY 8:00 P.M.

Coding Begins

Grab some snacks, open up your laptops, and start hacking! All coding must be done at HackISU.

SATURDAY 9:00 A.M.

Breakfast is Served

After a long night of hacking, breakfast will be served. Hopefully you got some rest! We suggest getting as much sleep Friday night as possible, that way you have a full day of hacking on Saturday.
SATURDAY 12:00 P.M.

Lunch is Served

You know the deal by now. We want to keep you well fed.

SATURDAY 12:00-8:00

Tech Talks From Sponsors

We will have numerous valuable tech talks from our sponsors. These will give you a great chance to connect with the company sponsors or pick up a new technology for your weekend's hack.

SATURDAY 6:00 P.M.

Final Dinner is Served

Swing by the main dining area to pick up your last dinner.

SUNDAY 7:30 A.M.

Final Breakfast is Served

At this point, you will be exhausted and tired from all the coding - so we will provide you with a nice healthy breakfast and some caffeine to freshen up before demos.

SUNDAY 8:00 A.M.

End Coding

Stop! Get your hands off your keyboard! We will collect ChallengePost submissions and make sure everyone is prepared for demoing.

SUNDAY 9:00 A.M.

Project Fair / Judging Begins

We will give an hour to two hours for judges to walk around and observe all the hacks. You will also have the opportunity to walk around and view them. Then, we will all gather to announce the winners and distribute prizes.

CLOSING
CEREMONY

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Eligibility

Anyone who signed up before the dead line is elligible  to submit a hack.

Requirements

  • Show up at the hackathon
  • create an amazing hack, don't worry if it's still not finished all hacks are amazing!
  • that's it! If you're not at the hackathon you are not elligible to submit

How to enter

You will need to be registered on the hack isu website Prior to event.

Register at hackisu.com to become elidgeable for the event.

Judges

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Judging Criteria

  • participate
    if you are registered and participate you will be judged