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.
$3,760 in prizes
Raspberry Pi CanaKit
Raspberry Pi CanaKit
Honorable Mention (2)
Foscam Wireless Camera
Best Domain on Domain.com
Domain.com Swag Bag
Best Device Privacy Hack
Collector's Edition of Watch Dogs 2
Everything is part of the internet of things now - from your phone to your fitness band to your thermostat. Build a hack that utilizes private data being collected from your devices, and show how you can turn potential vulnerabilities into something constructive.
Best Prize to Prevent Online Harassment
Hack Harassment Swag Bag
Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment.
Vermeer Best Machine Vision/Object Detection Hack
RC Quadcopter Drone
Workiva Best Use of Cloud Computing
Workiva swag bags.
Best Use of GForgeAPI
Cash Prize per team member.
Rockwell Most Innovative Hack
Rockwell Collins Swag Bags
John Deere Most Customer Focused Hack
John Deere Mission Prize
Best Use of Clarifai API
Cannon DSLR and Clarifai Skateboards
Cerner Best Health Hack
The Googliest Hack
Android Cuddle Buddy
HLT Best Mobile Hack
$100 gift card!
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
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!