HackCU is back with our biggest hackathon of the year, HackCU 9! The event will be held in person from March 4-5 with lots of opportunities to meet and work with new people! HackCU 9 is for all students regardless of their experience or their major— we have something for everyone! We have amazing sponsors who are looking to meet and recruit you, a variety of workshops for students of all levels, fun side events, 6 tracks to submit to, and lots of prizes! If you have any questions, check out our website hackcu.org/hackcu9 or contact us at contact@hackcu.org.


  • A Github link or a zip (.zip or .tar.gz) file of all the code.
  • Present to the judges in-person.

Hackathon Sponsors


$5,253 in prizes

General Track - 1st Prize

Echo Dot (w/ clock), Mini Projector, Wireless Mouse, Ember Heated Mug, Mousepad

General Track - 2nd Prize

Echo Dot, Mini Projector, Wireless Mouse, Cracking the Coding Interview, Mousepad

General Track - 3rd Prize

Beats Headphones

Spectrum Capitalize on Captive Portal Track

Spectrum messenger bags with tech goodies and the opportunity to pitch to Charter.

Fastly Glitch Track (3)

Fastly gear, giftcards and a Glitch Pro subscriptions for one year.

Best Beginner Hack

Cracking the Coding Interview, Mini Projector, Power Bank

Best Social Impact Hack

Hydroflasks, Rocketbook Notebook, Solar Powered Portable Charger, Glass Tupperware

Best UX/UI Hack

Polaroid Instax Mini 9, Film, The Design of Everyday Things, RGB Lightbulbs

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Clayton Lewis

Clayton Lewis

Anthony Pinter

Anthony Pinter

Katharina Kann

Katharina Kann

Kevin Cook

Kevin Cook

Ellen Yi-Luen Do

Ellen Yi-Luen Do

David Knox

David Knox

Judging Criteria

  • Judging Criteria
    Technology: How technically impressive was the hack? Design: Did the team put thought into the user experience? Completion: Does the hack work? Learning: Did the team learn something new?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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