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HackISU is a new hackathon for all students at Iowa State University.

A hackathon is an event where people who are excited about programming come together and collaborate to build cool things. Entrepreneurs, designers, and developers work in teams to create hacks and apps for web or mobile platforms — in our case, these creators are university students.

HackISU is open to all current ISU undergraduate and graduate students, including freshmen! You don't have to be a computer science major or even an engineering student, though it's best if you have some coding experience. You aren't required to have ever attended a hackathon before. You can come with a team, come by yourself and hack alone, or come alone and we'll help you find teammates.


  • Iowa State University students
  • Teams or individuals may submit


You have creative freedom. Make something to wow the judges, who will be focusing on the technical, design, and feasibility of your project.

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,950 in prizes

First Place

$1000 + 3scale API conference tickets + HP Swag Bag

Second Place

$500 + HP Swag Bag

Third Place

$300 + HP Swag Bag

People's Choice

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Kevin Shekleton

Kevin Shekleton

Chris Waters

Chris Waters

Chris Van Oort

Chris Van Oort

Judging Criteria

  • Technical
    How technically challenging is this project?
  • Look and Feel
    The design of the project. Does it look AWESOME?
  • Usability
    Would people use this?

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