CCSE Hackathon

First-annual CCSE Hackathon - October 5-8, 2017!

This is a great way for our students to connect with industry partners and peers, build their skills and resumes, and win prizes!

* Open to CS, IT, SWE, and CGDD - design, coding, analysis, etc. are all viable contributions
* Have fun with friends and meet new people
* Sharpen your skills and build your resume
* Explore cutting-edge areas in computing
* Make an impression for internships, jobs, etc. with company sponsors
* Win cash and other prizes


* October 5-8 (Thurs-Sun)
* Cost: FREE
* Location: Marietta campus J/Atrium building
* Kickoff event on Thursday evening (Oct 5)
* Come and go as you’d like during the weekend while working with industry experts and your team
* Judging, awards, and banquet lunch on Sunday(Oct 8)
* You can pick your team, or we’ll place you on a new team
* Snacks and drinks will be provided throughout the event
* All participants will receive a free t-shirt and other swag

The hackathon will have industry-sponsored themes in health informatics, hospitality/travel, e-commerce, big data analytics, and others by TravelPort, InComm, Anthem, HPCC Systems, and others. You can indicate your preference when you register, and teams will form in each of these themes, so there is flexibility in working on projects in different areas.

This event is open to all KSU CCSE students (ACS, BASIT, IT, CS, SWE, and CGDD) who have passed their first few programming courses; you need to have completed these courses to ensure you’re deep enough into your major to meaningfully contribute to your team. Graduate students who have exempted all transitional courses or have passed at least three 5000 transition courses are also eligible.


Tentative Schedule of Events: 

  • Prior to Oct 5th - Teams will be formed based on registrations and skills needed in challenges
  • Thursday, October 5th, 6-8pm, Hackathon Check-in and Kickoff!
  • Friday, Oct 6 and Saturday, Oct 7 - Design, Develop, Produce!
  • Sunday, Oct 8 morning - Presentations and Judging
  • Sunday, Oct 8 afternoon -  Award Luncheon


Visit for more information and to register. 

Register by June 15 and participate in the event to be eligible for one of two $50 Amazon gift cards (random drawing).

We look forward to seeing you at this amazing event in October!


 A big THANK YOU to our sponsors: 

hackathon sponsors