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HackCU Episode V
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Thank you all for coming! See you next year!

Our Story

HackCU was started five years ago by a group of passionate students who wanted to provide other students the time and space to work on projects they don’t normally work on through school. Since then we’ve been committed to fulfilling our mission of bringing you high-quality, inclusive events open to people of all levels of experience.

Why You?

Like to write programs? Dig into interesting datasets? Design creative works? Or maybe you’ve never written a line of code? We will provide the space and the resources for you to express your creativity, ingenuity, and determination to create anything you want to. Whether you’re building your first website, dabbling in Photoshop, or hacking with an Oculus Rift, HackCU is for you. HackCU is for people of all backgrounds and experiences. So, come and join us!

All the important questions. Answered.

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is best described as an “invention marathon”. Anyone who has an interest in technology attends a hackathon to learn, build & share their creations over the course of a weekend in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

What should I bring?

In order to check-in, you must have a government-issued ID. But, you should also bring your laptop, laptop charger, phone, chargers, headphones, a pillow, toiletries, an extra set of clothes, and a reusable water bottle.

Do I have to be a programmer?

Absolutely not! It doesn’t matter if you are a designer, a writer, or a chemist. There is a place for you here. Prior to hacking, there will be a team formation session to help form teams.

Who can attend?

We welcome any student 18 or older to participate!

How much does HackCU cost?

HackCU is absolutely free to attend. We will also provide meals, snacks, and refreshments!

Will you offer travel reimbursement?

Reimbursement applications are now closed!

Can I reuse a previous project?

You can NOT use anything that you have started prior to the event. You can think of ideas for your project, but you must start from scratch when you arrive.

Do I need a team? How large are teams?

Don’t have a team? We got you covered. We will have time before hacking begins for hackers to get together and form teams. You can have a maximum of 4 members on your team.

Will there be food?

Plenty, we will provide three meals a day as well as snacks, drinks, and caffeine.

What if I am not a student?

Be a volunteer or mentor! More information coming soon!

What if I have another question?

Tweet us at @hackcu or drop us a line at

Register now for HackCU V!

Event Schedule
Subject to change.

Day 1

Time Event
8:00 am Arrival and Check-In
10:00 am Opening Ceremonies
11:00 am Team Formation
11:00 am Career Fair
12:00 pm Hacking Begins!
12:00 pm Lunch Served
6:00 pm Dinner Served
11:00 pm Desserts

Day 2

Time Event
7:30 am Breakfast
12:00 pm Hacking Ends
12:00 pm Lunch
12:30 pm Project Expo / Judging
3:00 pm Closing Ceremonies

Oh! We've also got lots of workshops, tech talks, and games planned along the way!

Want to build HackCU with us?

Help us make this happen and welcome over 600 awesome hackers in Boulder. Register now!


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HackCU V will be happenning at the SEEC on February 23rd and 24th

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