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Registration is CLOSED - the deadline for registration was November 19th at 11:59pm EST. 


hackGSU is the Hackathon hosted by the GSU Computer Science Department's ACM, IEEE & girls++ student organizations. 100% free of charge, $$ Prizes $$. This semester, hackGSU will be a 400+ participant event taking place ONLINE from November 20-22.


Entirely Online! 


7PM Opening Ceremonies 11AM Workshop D: When Mr. Ancient meets Ms. Future: the romance of Go and AI 12NOON Submit to Devpost & Coding Ends!!
    11AM #2 Workshop X: Using APIs to make your App Awesome!    
8PM Idea Mixer & Team Forming - need a team? Join us! 12NOON Workshop E: GSU CETL:  Introduction to Digital Learners to Leaders  1PM Sponsors and Judges Meeting
9PM Workshop A: Introduction to Modern Web Development 1PM Workshop F: Intro to Full Stack Development with Angular and Spring Boot 2PM Judging interviews with participants start!
10PM Workshop B: Security & Crypto Workshop 2PM Workshop G: API Development with GraphQL 4PM

Final Round of Judging

11PM Workshop C: Building Scalable data-analysis pipelines with Snakemake 3PM Workshop H: Working in the IT Industry -The Female Perspective 7PM 

Closing Ceremonies!

Winners Announced!!

    4PM Workshop I: Using Color to Win Challenges (How to use color in your UI/UX) 8PM Winners posted on devpost
    5PM  Workshop J: Microsoft Interviewing Skills - How to get started on an amazing career    
    12MIDNIGHT Midnight Madness Challenge!    
    !! CODING ALL DAY !!    

**This schedule is estimated and is subject to change.  Schedule details will be sent to registrants selected to 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.  

*You are required to use an email address ending in .edu to register!

Hackathon Sponsors


$7,000 in prizes

GE Ingenuity Prize - 1st place

At GE, we believe in the value of your unique identity, background, and experiences. We are committed to fostering an inclusive culture, where everyone feels empowered to do their best work because they feel accepted, respected, and that they belong.

We are giving away first-place and second-place prizes to the teams whose project embodies these ideals, by offering this challenge:
Make an app to help drive inclusion and diversity in your teams and peer groups

By embracing diverse teams and perspectives, ​​​​​​​we are better equipped to build a world that works.

First-place prize (max of 4, 1 per team member)
Beats Headphones

Second-place prize (max of 4, 1 per team member)
JBL mini-speakers

State Farm Ingenuity prize - 1st place

State Farm is here to Help Life go Right - we are offering prizes to the team that makes an app which embodies this theme!

Microsoft Ingenuity Prize

Microsoft will be giving away prizes to the team that fully embodies our mission of "To empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more" using the power of Azure. Whoever does the "best" with Azure will receive Surface Earbuds, A Microsoft Branded Backpack, and a Limited Edition Project Scarlett T-Shirt. (Prizes for up to 4 people, project scarlett was the internal name for the Xbox Series X.)

Diversified Ingenuity Prize

Diversified Ingenuity Prize - Diversified is enabling a digital future—connecting people, technology and experiences, where and when it matters most. We will be awarding our challenge prizes of waterproof JBL Clip mini-speakers to the team with the best use of UI and UX that is easy to use and supports the goal of their project.

HackGSU First Place

Best in show! Everyone is automatically submitted for this prize!

HackGSU Second Place

Overall second place! Everyone is automatically submitted for this prize!

HackGSU Third Place

Overall third place! Everyone is automatically submitted for this prize!

GSU CETL DLL Ingenuity Prize - 1st prize

Digital Learners to Leaders seeks to empower Georgia State students to use technology to impact communities. For the DLL Challenge, teams are encouraged to solve a community issue or challenge often found in urban communities.

Challenge details:
1. All team projects must involve technology and impact a well-defined social or community issue
2. Projects can be an app or a hardware device

First Prize (1 per team member, up to 4)
EVO Shift 3 Axis Gimbal

Second Prize (1 per team member, up to 4)
Blue Snowball iCE Mic

Third Prize (1 per team member, up to 4)
Power Bank

THIS IS RESTRICTED TO GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ONLY! Sorry, only students who currently attend GSU are eligible for this DLL prize.

GSU CS girls++ Challenge

Stand with Girls++ and continue to encourage female computer science students by creating a platform that motivates women to strive for advancements in STEM.

The winners of this challenge will use their creativity to determine which platform (website, mobile app, video game, hardware, etc.) will be used to complete this challenge!

Prize: echo dots (1 per team member, up to 4)

NOTE: This must be a innovative/unique Idea!!


Machine Learning! Disaster! Madness! and More!

You must join the Midnight Madness on Saturday night to learn about this challenge!!!! You MUST submit to this challenge using the directions provided at the Midnight Madness on Saturday night!!

GRAND PRIZE: DJI Tello drone and carrying case! (one per person, up to 4 team members)

Astral Ingenuity Challenge

Best Spring boot app!

!! TO LEARN MORE ATTEND Workshop F: Intro to Full Stack Development with Angular and Spring Boot !!

PRIZE:: echo dots (1 per team member, up to 4)

GE Ingenuity Prize - 2nd place

Microsoft Ingenuity Prize - Honorable Mention

State Farm Ingenuity prize - 2nd place

State Farm Ingenuity prize - Honorable Mention (2)

GSU CETL DLL Ingenuity Prize - 2nd prize

GSU CETL DLL Ingenuity Prize - 3rd prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

  • TBD

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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