HackCU hosts the largest annual hackathon in the Rocky Mountain region at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Every spring, we bring together people of all experience levels, majors and backgrounds to CU Boulder. HackCU provides the space and the resources for you to express your creativity, ingenuity, and determination to create anything you want to. We welcome any and all students to apply.
Applications are now open!
Hours of Hacking
Subject to change
Women's Coffee Hour
Project Expo / Judging
We've got lots of mini events, such as tech talks and coding games, along the way :)
We welcome any student 18 or older to participate! We always welcome volunteers, mentors, and sponsors to attend as well. Contact us for more information.
A laptop, laptop charger, phone, chargers, headphones, a pillow, toiletries, an extra set of clothes, and a water bottle.
HackCU is absolutely free to attend, and we will be providing all meals, snacks, and refreshments!
We will be offering limited travel reimbursement this year! Check out our travel page for more info.
Be a volunteer or mentor! Sign up here.
Absolutely not! It doesn’t matter if you are a designer, a writer, or a chemistry major. There is a place for you here. There will be a team formation session at the beginning of the event to help form teams.
A hackathon is an event where motivated people come together and use technology and creativity to build something amazing. Any designers, writers, computer scientists or anyone interested in hackathons are welcome to attend!
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.
Yes, lots! We will provide three meals a day as well as snacks, drinks, and caffeine.
You can NOT use anything that you have started prior to the event. You can think of ideas for your project, but you need to start from scratch when you arrive.
You need to check-in at 8:30 AM at the Mathematics Building
Once the opening ceremony gets over at 10:30 AM, you will be moved to the Wolf Law building
Want to help out at HackCU? Sign up to be a mentor! You will receive a mentor/volunteer guide with more info before the event.
My name is Arielle Blum, I am a faculty instructor with the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder. I have been teaching here at CU for 3 years, and I am the faculty adviser for the CU Quadcopter Club. I completed both a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering. I am interested in machine learning, soft robotics, and I make synthesizers in my spare time.
Please email your questions or comments to [email protected]