Connect, Learn, Build

72 Hours of Hacking

It begins 12/13/2018 6:00pm PST and ends 12/16/2018 6:00pm PST

Communicate Through Discord

Discord will be used for all official hackathon communications. For new users, please join the discord server:

Use Discord to introduce yourself, look for a team, or ask questions.  


Thursday (12/13)
  • 05:00PM: Opening ceremony
  • 06:00PM: Hackathon starts
  • 11:59PM: Project proposals are due
Sunday (12/16) 
  • 06:00PM: Hackathon ends
  • 06:30PM: Project Showcase (Demos)


What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an event where participants work on a coding project for a limited amount of time.

Do I have to participate during the entire 72 hours?

No. It is up to you and your team to decide your time commitment.

What if I am a beginner?

No experience is necessary. Use this time to learn something new and leave with a project and skill to showcase on your resume.

What can I build?

Anything you want: web/mobile apps, a website, API, command line program, game, or hardware project.

How big can teams be?

Teams may consist of up to 4 people.

What are the rules?

View full rules


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Best C++ Project

Popular Choice

Best Alumni Project

If one or more members in your team are an alumni of Oregon State University, you are not eligible to win a 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, Best C++ Project, or Popular Choice category. We have, however, dedicated a separate "Alumni" category which rewards the best project submitted by alumni.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


The Hackathon is open to current students and alumni at Oregon State University. Participation in the Hackathon constitutes Participant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”). The term “you” refers to you, and may be used interchangeably with, the “Participant”.


  1. All members of the team have registered on DevPost and are added to the project submission.
  2. All submissions must be hosted on Github (entire commit history must be present)
  3. Console app projects must include a project link with their submission

How to enter

  1. Register on Devpost
  2. Find a team on Devpost , Discord, or Sign Up for an assigned team by December 9, 6:00pm PST
  3. Post Project Proposal to the Discord #proposals channel by December 13, 11:59pm PST
    - Team name
    - Project description
    - Technologies you will use
    - If you're still looking for team members, and how many spots are left (4 max)
  4. Submit project on Devpost by 12/16/2018 6:00pm PST


Anthony D
Workday / Software Engineer

Stephan G
LinkedIn / Software Engineer

Jace S

Jace S
Amazon / Software Engineer

Tim I
Asteroid Technologies

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
  • Presentation
    How is the design and user experience of the project? Is it easy to understand and use?
  • Usefulness
    Is this a product that people will use in their daily lives? Will it make lives better?
  • Creativity
    Is the project creative, new and innovative? Is it something we already know or is the idea disruptive?