HackYSU is a hackathon, an event where students of all majors and experience levels come together to create something - normally a creative technology project like an app or website - awesome in a weekend.

Hackathon Sponsors


1st Place

Dell Tablets, MLH medals

2nd Place

Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid, MLH medals

3rd Place

Merge VR - Virtual Reality Headset for iPhone and Android, MLH medals

Best use of AWS

1TB hard drives

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Any student currently enrolled or was enrolled in the current school year from any upper education institution can register at http://hackysu.com/. YSU students will be accepted fist, then students attending surrounding colleges.

If you are under 18 or a high school student please email us prior to the event to be considered. Otherwise, you will need a college ID to be let in to the venue.


HackYSU Judging Team

HackYSU Judging Team

Judging Criteria

  • Impressiveness
    Was the hack impressive? Did you feel interested in the hack itself (not necessarily their presentation of the hack)? Keep in mind that the team had only 36 hours to make this project. And that they are tired.
  • Technical Difficulty
    Did the hack involve practicing or learning a skill? Did the team overcome any technical difficulties or lack of knowledge? Consider asking the team what they learned over the weekend.
  • Demo
    How was the demo? Was the hack working - or at least in a state where the hackers could show off their idea? Keep in mind that the process is important, and that we are judging what happened at the hackathon, not what the hackers are planning to do after.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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