Welcome to HoyaHacks! We are Georgetown University’s premiere hackathon and every year we host 250 students from across the nation for a 36 hour coding jam with the opportunity to connect with peers, network with industry professionals, and win awards!
What is Hoya Hacks?
Hoya Hacks is a 36-hour event at Georgetown University that brings together students interested in building something cool. We provide the resources for you to succeed, no matter your skill level!
Who can attend HoyaHacks?
Hoya Hacks is open to any undergraduate at any college. Non-Georgetown students must be at least 18 years old. Unfortunately, at this time high school students (who are under 18) can’t attend.
What should I bring?
Bring your student ID for entrance and your laptop + charger for hacking. We also recommend toiletries for hygiene, a change of clothes, and a sleeping bag, along with any other items you prefer to travel with!
Do I need to know how to code to participate? / I’m a new hacker, can I come?
Students of all skill levels are encouraged to attend, even if you’ve never written a line of code. We’re prepared to teach you everything you need to learn right here while also supporting the most experienced hackers. There will also be tons of workshops to get you started, and our goal is for you to learn something new and make some new friends.
Is the event free?
Yes, absolutely! This is all thanks to our amazing sponsors. We will provide food, prizes, swag, and awesome fun activities (like gaming tournaments). Just be sure to bring your own hacking gear!
What if I don’t have a team?
We will have team-forming events, in addition to other activities where you can mingle with other hackers! Feel free to join any team that has less than 4 people.
Will there be travel reimbursements?
There will be travel reimbursements awarded to students outside of the DC-Maryland-Virginia area. More detailed info will be posted here soon.