Check In: Friday Nov 11th @ 6pm
Finished By: Sunday Nov 13th @ 5pm

full schedule

Details TBA. Shoot us an email at to get on our announcement list!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?
At it's simplest, a hackathon is an event where programmers meet to collaborate on programming projects. The word "hackathon" is a portmanteau of the words "hack" and "marathon". Hack K-State hacking will be of the awesome variety, not the evil variety. Students interested in learning how to create and develop with code are welcome! Those interested in subverting security systems need not apply.
Who's eligible to compete?
Current students from any institution, high school through grad school, and those who have graduated in the past 12 months. (You don't have to be a K-State student.)
Can I compete with a team?
Yes. Teams may consist of up to 4 people. After signing up individually, each team member should enter the same team name in the box on the "Team" page of our signup application. If you are showing up solo but want to be matched up with a team, let us know at check-in, and we'll help you out.
How much does it cost?
Free for participants, Hack K-State is supported by sponsors who are interested in hiring you.
But I don't know how to make anything.
Hackathons are a great way to learn! We'll have mentors available to help point you in the right direction. You've got nothing to lose, so come and hack with us.
What about sleep?
While we will have plenty of coffee, those of us who choose to sleep can do so in our designated quiet area. Areas are split between adults, high school females, and high school males.
Will there be prizes?
Yes! We'll have different project categories so that you have a better chance of winning some cool prizes!
Will I need to bring my own laptop?
Yes, preferably; however, we will have CIS department computer lab machines available and a limited number of laptops to check out. You'll have the best luck bringing your own device, configured just the way you like.
Will there be any travel reimbursements?
We are currently unable to provide reimbursement.
How do I sign up?

Network With Industry Professionals

Come hack on cool tech, enjoy the food, and take the opportunity to network with industry representatives.




BATS Global Markets IBM Service Management Group


Mediware Information Systems


CivicPlus .TECH Domains Thunderhead Engineering Tradebot

In-Kind Sponsors

AWAKE Chocolate CodePen JetBrains NVIDIA Radinas StickerMule Twilio

To inquire about sponsorship, check out our 2016 Sponsorship Prospectus, or shoot us an email:


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