Learn something cool.

Welcome to HackPSU powered by Innoblue and Penn State IEEE! We're a 24 hour hackathon at the Pennsylvania State University with a focus on teaching students how to program as well as encouraging students to build tools that change education and other social issues. Follow us at @HackPSU to get updates and news on what we're doing! 

We've currently closed registration but if you want to talk to us feel free to email us at team@hackpsu.org with any questions! 

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Teams are limited to four people and all team members must be 18 years of age by the start of HackPSU. 


Participants can build whatever they want to build. It's a learning hackathon after all and we encourage our students to use HackPSU as a creative outlet for building anything that comes to mind. We encourage students to try to tackle an educational technology issue or a social good issue but any sort of technology-related submissions will be accepted. 

How to enter

All projects must be submitted on ChallengePost by Sunday 11:30 AM, March 8th. Teams can be up to 4 members and all projects must be started at HackPSU. 


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Judging Criteria

  • Design
    Does it look nice/is it easy to use?
  • Technically Challenging
    Is the problem solved in a technically challenging way? Were you impressed by the way the team thought through their problem?
  • Functionality
    Does everything work?
  • Novelty
    How cool is it? Did it make you say "Damn, that's fucking awesome!!"? Have you ever seen anything like it before? Was it incredibly creative?