Georgia State University Spring Hackathon, HackGSU!

Click Here to go to the HackGSU website.

Registration is closed - the deadline for registration was March 25th at 11:59pm EST.

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 March 29th - March 31st .

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.  

*You will be required to present a university ID at check-in.

Where will it be held?

Georgia State University, Aderhold Learning Center
60 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA 30303 

SCHEDULE**

Friday 03.29  
6pm Students Check-in
7pm Dinner
7:30pm Late Registration
8pm Opening Ceremonies
8:30pm Idea Mixer & Team Forming (Hacking Begins)
9pm Workshop A1: Making Apps Awesome with APIs
9pm Workshop A2: SMITE eSports Varsity team Panel
10pm Workshop B1: Crypto Challenge
10pm Workshop B2: Getting started with Github
11:30pm Workshop C1: Machine Learning Concepts: Who is Teaching Whom?
11:30pm Workshop C2a: Getting started with Web Dev
12am Workshop C2b: Deploy your own Resume Website with Github Pages
12am Friday Midnight Snack
   
Saturday 3.30  
9am Breakfast
11am Workshop D: TBD
12pm Workshop E: CETL presents: GE Digital Coding for Drones with Swift (First 50 students)
1pm Lunch
2pm Workshop F: Integrating Facebook Login to your App!
3pm Workshop G: CETL presents: GE Digital Arduino Lab / iRobot Roomba Challenge! (First 50 students)
4pm Workshop H: Solar Data Science is Awesome!
5pm Cup Stacking [MLH]
5pm Workshop I: Interview and Resume Skills
6pm Workshop J: Hi-Rez:  Getting into Games
7pm Dinner
7:30pm Eat Dinner with State Farm and hear about a Day In the Life
8pm Workshop K: Introduction to Machine Learning (Hands-On Workshop)
11:30pm Snack
12am Midnight Madness
   
Sunday 3.31  
9am Breakfast
9:30am Sponsors and Judges Meeting
10am Submit to Devpost & Hacking Ends
10:30am Hack expo (Science-Fair-Style) Setup
11am Hack expo (Science-Fair-Style) Judging
12:30pm Finalist Demos
1pm Closing Ceremonies (Awards)
**All workshop times are tentative and may change, based on resource availability at the event.

Please feel free to check out our FAQ at HackGSU.com or email us at hackathon@cs.gsu.edu for any questions you have!I have a question ...

View full rules

Prizes

$3,100 in prizes

MLH 1st Prize

MLH 2nd Prize

MLH 3rd Prize

State Farm App Challenge (2)

State Farm is more than just an auto insurance company. It’s a provider of solutions for your life, not just your stuff. State Farm is here to help life go right™ to recover from the unexpected and realize your dreams.
Your challenge is to develop an app that incorporates our Neighborhood of Good message and community offers. Use your creativity to tailor it to what you think may fit. Your theme can be fun, it can be applicable to real life disaster recovery, it can be ways you feel we can make the customer experience of buying and retaining State Farm insurance better, or whatever your team dreams up.

https://neighborhoodofgood.statefarm.com/

Best Domain Name

Register the most interesting domain using your FREE Domain.com credit this weekend to win Raspberry Pis.

https://hack.mlh.io/prizes/

Crypto Challenge

Solve the highest number of problems and win a JBL Clip bluetooth speaker for each team member (up to 4 total team members).

Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device

Use a Qualcomm device, like a DragonBoard 410c, in an internet of Things project this weekend to win a DragonBoard 410c.

Best Use of Google Cloud Platform

Use a Google Cloud Platform service (like hosting or machine learning) in your project to win Google Home Minis.

https://hack.mlh.io/prizes/

Best Use of Snap Kit

Use Snap kit to integrate Snapchat's best feature into your hack to win a Casio Calculator Watch.

https://hack.mlh.io/prizes/

Food Desert (2)

Develop a solution to solve for nutrition in areas where fresh vegetables might be in low supply, and at a price point where spoilage is a significant concern for low income single mothers.

Child Care Challenge (2)

Build a tool to help low income residents easily identify public transportation options and child care centers in the vicinity of businesses with open job postings. Develop in a cloud platform using modern python languages and software engineering.

Intro to Machine Learning Challenge

Solve the image section identification and annotation challenge posed in Dr. Daniel's Machine Learning Workshop to win Google Home Minis.

CETL Challenge (3)

Develop any program you like, but it must have the following criteria.
1. Further, develop DLL Projects during the 48 hours of HackGSU
2. All projects must involve technology and impact a well-defined social or community issue
3. Final projects must be an app or device
4. Prototypes must have a visual representation and wireframe to walk us through the process
[Tiffany Green-Abdullah] We are nearing the end of DLL and we need to see minimum viable products.
5. Non-DLL Students may accept this challenge. Prizes can only be awarded to GSU Students.
6. DLL Challenge participants can get support from coaches at HackGSU as needed
7. DLL teams can apply to multiple challenges during HackGSU but this challenge must be completed.

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.

*You will be required to present a university ID at check-in.

How to enter

HackGSU Registration is closed.

Registration is closed :)  The deadline for registration was March 25th at 11:59pm EST. 

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.

*You will be required to present a university ID at check-in.

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

TBD

TBD

Judging Criteria

  • TBD