What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an invention and innovation competition for technology. A hackathon is a learning experience where students can come to use technology to learn new software, hardware, skills, and techniques by creating a project with a team of up to 4 people throughout the event.


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What is Hack K-State?

Hack K-State is a 36-hour hackathon at Kansas State University organized by students, for students. Our organizing team works year-round to put on the event with tasks such as gathering sponsors, planning events for the weekend, and figuring out logistics with the venue, just to name a few.

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Who can attend?

Hack K-State is one of the few hackathons in the region that brings high school and college students together under the same event! Hack K-State is open to high school students, undergraduate college students, and graduate students from any school (in-state and out-of-state!). Some restrictions apply, see rules for details

Registration opens soon!
We're Official.

Registration for Hack K-State will be live in the coming weeks! The hackathon will be in-person this year . We are open to all high school and college students in the United States Participating in the event is 100% free and no experience is necessary.


Hack K-State Projects Innovate. Invent. Hack.

There is a LOT of vareity of inventions that come out of Hack K-State. Teams with varying level of experiences and backgrounds come together to make their ideas come to life. There are many free tools and hardware (like smart devices) provided during Hack K-State that the hackers can use. From software to hardware and anything in between, your imagination is the limit!

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