2022 Hackathons

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    The KSU CCSE Ideathon is one of our college's signature events.

    We are pleased to partner virtually (via Teams and Discord) with BlackRock.

    About this event

    The College of Computing and Software Engineering (CCSE) Ideathon is one of our college's signature events in providing students with an opportunity to help BlackRock "Develop an idea for a solution that is focused on tracking or identifying sustainable business practices that have a positive impact on performance.” Students can hone their skills, apply the knowledge they gain inside the classroom to authentic, real-world problems, and connect with internship and job opportunities.

    Come together with friends and other students, meet new people, strengthen your design and development skills, and connect with companies eager to identify talent and see what you can make… all within just a few hours! This Ideathon will strengthen your resume, let you apply what you are doing in the classroom to real-world scenarios, and let you connect with employers for possible internships, part-time and full-time job opportunities.

    The CCSE Ideathon is open to all undergraduate and graduate Kennesaw State University students. To encourage collaboration and emphasize how technology is part of everything we do, we encourage that each team has at least one CCSE student as a member.

    Event Schedule

    4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Challenge is introduced by BlackRock (virtually via Teams).

    Student teams engage with BlackRock on Discord.


    6:00 - 6:30 pm - Student teams pitch their Solutions to BlackRock (via Teams).

    Student teams pitch their Solution/Idea to BlackRock (via Teams). 
    Each team will have 2 minutes to present their Solution/Idea to the BlackRock judges via Teams. 

    All Ideathon Teams who wish to present a Solution/Idea to BlackRock should be present at 6:00 to be considered for participation, and the teams will be called on at random to present their Solution/Idea. 

    Once the teams that are present have presented, the BlackRock judges will enter deliberation.


    6:30 - 6:45 pm - BlackRock to discuss Internship & Employment opportunities available for students.


    6:45 - 7:00 - BlackRock to announce the winners.

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    Sponsor

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  • 2022 hackathon for social good

    Logo design and development by CCSE alumna Merry Nguyen

    2022 Hackathon Story
    CCSE Online Hackathon for Social Good 2022 - Kennesaw State students use technology to connect young adults with mentors.
    Students at Kennesaw State University recently used their computing skills to help match young adults without families to volunteers who want to mentor them. The effort was part of the 2022 Hackathon for Social Good.
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    The College of Computing and Software Engineering (CCSE) Hackathon is our college's premier event in showcasing student talent and connecting companies to our students. Through dedicated "threads" (aka themes) within the event, companies can raise awareness of opportunities for students to work with them, increase brand awareness, and locate top talent for computing workforce. Students can hone their skills, apply the knowledge they gain inside the classroom in authentic, real-world problems, and connect with internship and job opportunities.

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    Come together with friends and other students, meet new people, strengthen your design and development skills, and connect with companies eager to identify talent and see what you can make… all within one weekend. This hackathon will strengthen your resume, let you apply what you are doing in the classroom into rea-world scenarios, and let you connect with employers for possibly internships, part time and full time job opportunities.

     The CCSE Hackathon is open to all KSU students. For students that do not already have a team, don't worry! We will pair you with a team based on your strengths and weaknesses. This is an excellent opportunity to hone your skills. 

    Each industry sponsor will present challenges related to their thread of industry. Multiple challenges are possible for each sponsor. In each of these challenges, students will be chosen to form teams of 3 or less to solve these challenges presenting the best of our students in Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Game Development, and KSU as a whole. Many different skillsets on every team are desired for the best results for our industry leaders.

    The offical CCSE Discord channel will be the main platform for sponsor mentoring during the Hackathon. Each sponsor will have their own unique channel and students participating in their challenge will be able to join. The CCSE Executive Discord Leadership Team will place students in the appropriate channels based on the Hackathon Teams spreadsheet provided by Professor Dawn Tatum as students check-in.

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