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hackGSU is the Hackathon hosted by the GSU Computer Science Department's ACM, IEEE & girls++ student organizations. 100% free of charge, $$ Prizes $$. This semester, hackGSU will be a 400+ participant event taking place ONLINE from March 18-20.


Entirely Online! Just like last time, this will be the full equivalent of an in-person hackathon with Friday night through Sunday afternoon nonstop hacking adventures!  You will be submitting on Devpost, so make sure you are registered to this hackathon on Devpost, or you will not be able to submit your hard work!


7PM Opening Ceremonies 1PM Session S-1: A day in the life of a Data Engineer 12NOON Submit to Devpost & Coding Ends!!
7:30PM Challenges, Workshops and Events REVEALED!! 2PM Session S-2: Using Unofficial APIs for Extensible Development    
8PM Idea Mixer & Team Forming - need a team? Join us! 3PM Session S-3: Women Technologists in Industry Panel 1PM Sponsors and Judges Meeting
9PM Session F-1: HackGSU X 2022 Partner Google Tech Talk 4PM Session S-4: !! HackGSU X 2022 partner !! Google presents: Resume Workshop 2PM Judging interviews with participants start!
10PM Session F-2: Meta Presents Creating a Simple game in React 5PM Session S-5: Bob Ross Painting with MLH 4PM

Final Round of Judging

11PM Session F-3: Nike presents Winning with colour - UX/UI #ftw 6PM Session S-7: Microsoft presents Interviewing Skills - How to get started on an amazing career 7PM 

Closing Ceremonies!

Winners Announced!!

    7PM Session S-8: Meta presents How to make the most of your CS major, and other career advice 8PM Winners posted on Devpost
    12MIDNIGHT Midnight Madness Challenge!    
    !! CODING ALL DAY !!    

**This schedule is estimated and is subject to change.  Workshops, challenges and events will be REVEALED at opening ceremonies on Friday March 18!!

Hackathon Sponsors


$9,280 in prizes

MLH HackGSU 1st Place

Best in show! Everyone is automatically submitted for this prize!

MLH Winner Pins and GOODIES!

MLH HackGSU 2nd Place

Overall second place! Everyone is automatically submitted for this prize!

MLH Winner Pins and GOODIES!

MLH HackGSU 3rd Place

Overall third place! Everyone is automatically submitted for this prize!

MLH Winner Pins and GOODIES!


You must join the Midnight Madness on Saturday night to learn about this challenge!!!! You MUST submit to this challenge using the directions provided at the Midnight Madness on Saturday night!!

Best Use of DeSo

DeSo is the official Web3 sponsor of the MLH Hackathon League and the first Layer 1 blockchain custom-built for decentralized social media applications. While a blockchain like Avalanche costs $0.50+ to store just a 200-character post, the DeSo blockchain is built with custom indexing and storage optimizations which make it 10,000X cheaper to store social content on-chain! In order to qualify for the contest, you must launch an app that writes to the DeSo blockchain and implements DeSo identity. While social media apps are a great fit for DeSo, you can also build financial apps, marketplaces, and more on the DeSo blockchain. For inspiration on project ideas, you can check out some of the existing 200+ apps already live on DeSo at as well as our DeSo APIs. The Best Use of DeSo gets $100 worth of $DESO coin & an exclusive DeSo branded tumbler!

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with embedded Arduino Uno compatible board. Each winning team member will receive a prize!

Best Domain Name from

Register a .Tech domain name using during the weekend for your chance to win a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!

Best Use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: Winners located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, pillow, journal, socks & lanyards. Winners outside of the US will receive a Google branded backpack.

Best Use of MATLAB

MATLAB and Simulink are computational tools used at over 100,000 businesses, government and university sites in over 190 countries. Use MATLAB and/or Simulink exclusively or integrate them into another tool for your next hack to win some exclusive MathWorks swag including a MathWorks branded cinch bag, pair of socks, baseball cap, stylus pen & deck of cards! You can also claim a free MATLAB software license to get started.

Most Creative Use of Twilio

Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Get started with $50 in free credit!

GSU CS Department Challenge #1 - 1st Place

AI Alliance Challenge: Develop an innovative way to introduce AI to a diverse range of elementary school aged kids

Prize: $400 in Amazon gift cards
(total value for 1st place winning team prize)

GSU Department Challenge #1 - 2nd Place

AI Alliance Challenge: Develop an innovative way to introduce AI to a diverse range of elementary school aged kids. Prize: $250 in Amazon gift cards (total value for 2nd place winning team prize)

GSU CS Department Challenge #2 (4)

Timed programming challenge with Oculus to each winner (up to 4)

Instructions are here:

(First submittals with MOST CORRECT answers, wins!)

Meta 1st Place

“Build something that helps people better understand and/or critically evaluate scientific or political articles.” Prize: Facebook Portals (maximum of 4, 1 per teammate)

Meta 2nd Place

“Build something that helps people better understand and/or critically evaluate scientific or political articles.”
Prize: Facebook Portals (maximum of 4, 1 per teammate)

GSU CETL Digital Learners to Leaders Challenge

Digital Learners to Leaders (DLL), was developed by CETLOE (Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Online Education) to address underrepresentation of women and minorities in STEM careers and the technology industry. DLL works to advance student understanding of digital literacy by encouraging program participants to create digital solutions to urban challenges.

Digital Learners to Leaders is now a class that seeks to challenge and inspire our students through interdisciplinary and experiential projects that engage students in teamwork, develop leadership skills, expose students to current technology and allow them to work with a diverse team of professionals.

The Challenge:

1. Further develop DLL Projects during the 48 hours of HackGSU

2. All projects must involve technology and impact a well-defined social or community issue

3. Final projects must be an app or device

4. Prototypes must have a visual representation and wire frame to walk us through the process

5. Non DLL Students may accept this challenge. Prizes can only be awarded to GSU Students.

6. DLL Challenge participants can get support from coaches at HackGSU as needed

7. DLL teams can apply to multiple challenges during HackGSU but this challenge must be completed.

Best DLL Hackathon Project (Judging criteria below)

1st Place – EVO Shift 3 Axis Gimbal

2nd Place – Logitech C920 HD ProWebcam

3rd Place – Battery Bank

Judging Criteria:

· Level of Innovation

· Coolness

· Realistic Capability

· Social/Community Impact

· Team Collaboration

Nike Challenge

Best use of UX (User experience)

Prize: $50 Amazon gift card each for up to 4 team members ($200 total)

GE Challenge

At GE we understand the power and importance of automation in the workplace to be more productive, and frankly to get some of those boring/menial tasks off everyone’s plate. Remember even giving someone 10 minutes a day back could add up to 40+ hours a year!!

GE is awarding ECHO dots to the team (up to 4 members) who writes the best app (web or mobile) that can alleviate a manual day-to-day task: one that might benefit from having a little automation attached!

Bonus points for creativity in the task being automated and estimated amount of time saved through the use of your team's automation.

State Farm Challenge

At State Farm, our work aligns with the purpose of Building Stronger Neighborhoods Together. We know that a better world tomorrow starts with a strong neighborhood today.

State Farm is offering JBL Clip waterproof speakers to the team (up to 4 team members) that makes an app which embodies the theme "Good Neighbors. Better World."

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

  • TBD

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