Hoya Hacks 2020

Hoya Hacks 2020

January 31- February 2, 2020 @ Georgetown University

Major League Hacking 2020 Hackathon Season

Schedule 📅

Friday 1/31

5:00 PMCheck-in
7:00 PMKickoff
7:15 PMKeynote Speaker: Cherian Thomas
8:00 PMTeam Formation
9:00 PMDinner
10:00 PMWorkshop
12:00 AMMidnight Snacks + MiniEven

Saturday 2/1

9:30 AMBreakfast
10:00 AMMentor Gathering
10:00 AMGeorgetown Computer Science Department Workshop
11:45 AMTeam Check-In
1:00 PMLunch
2:00 PMWorkshop
4:00 PMPie Eating
5:00 PMMovie + Karaoke
6:00 PMYoga
7:00 PMDinner
8:00 PMKing Tetris
9:00 PMCup Stacking
12:00 AMMidnight Snacks + Dance Party

Sunday 2/2

8:30 AMProject Submissions
9:00 AMBreakfast
9:00 AMJudges Breakfast and Meeting
9:45 AMJudging
11:00 AMJudges Convene
12:00 PMClosing Ceremonies and Prizes
1:00 PMGo Home!


Welcome to HoyaHacks! We are Georgetown University’s premiere hackathon and every year we host 300 students from across the nation for a 36 hour coding meet. Our goal is to bring together students interested in building something cool, with the bonus opportunity to network with industry professionals and win awards!

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 interesing and make 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.

Got more questions? Email us at hoyahaxa@georgetown.edu and we’ll get back to you!

Tracks 💻

Climate Change

MLH Hardware &

Social Innovation &

API Integration (AWS Cloud Integration)


Sponsors 💼

Interested in sponsoring? Check out our sponsorship packages here!

For more detailed instructions on how to sponsor, click here!