The Midwest's Premier Hackathon

We’re a 36 hour event hosted at Iowa State University where college students from around the
country compete to create innovative hardware and software projects. The HackISU was first held in
the Fall of 2013 and has grown in each of the previous semesters. At our fourth event in September,
over 250 talented students attended, making it our largest event yet. We hope to continue our success
with an even larger event this Spring. Throughout our event students display their skills as they aim to
impress and compete to make brand new ideas a reality.
HackISU is completely free for students to attend which gives any interested student the
opportunity to join us during the weekend to learn, create, and have fun. The event gives attendees the
opportunity to utilize and apply their knowledge to help solve problems or make useful applications.
HackISU uniquely serves students in the midwest by giving them access to an opportunity to connect
with other students, learn new skills, and interact with sponsoring companies.


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Participants: Individuals (over 18 and enrolled in college the current semester or one previous semester).

Teams: 1 - 4 people may be on a team.

Countries: United States


Submissions must include visuals from your project, all team members, source code, and a short description of functionality.

How to enter

Head on over to our website to sign up!




Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
  • Inventiveness
  • Wow Factor