A 24 hour student hackathon hosted by the West Chester Computer University // March 30 -- March 31.

HackWCU is a 24-hour hackathon at West Chester University. We will be hosting hundreds of students across the nation for a full day of fun, innovation, and creative problem solving. This is a great opportunity for beginners and advanced hackers alike to challenge themselves and broaden their skills. HackWCU also allows hackers a chance to network with tech companies, learn at workshops, meet with industry experts, and receive one-on- one guidance from experienced mentors.

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You must be at HackWCU to work on a project for submission

You cannot work on your project before the event begins

You cannot steal another team's source code

The decision of judges is final for determining prizes and awards

Individuals must be 18 years old or older

You must be at HackWCU to work on a project for submission

Teams must not exceed a group of 4 Members

Please show your ID at registration

Please comply with all instructions from HackWCU organizers


Please answer the following questions in your submission:

  • How we built it?
  • What are the challenges we ran into?
  • What are the accomplishments that we're proud of?
  • What have we learned?
  • What's next for you?
  • What was used to build your¬†project?
  • Try it out


Guy Fardone

Guy Fardone
CEO & Founding Partner, Evolve IP

Chad Williams

Chad Williams
Co-Founder of Align5

Dave Drager

Dave Drager
CTO of XDA Developers

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount? This is the most important criterion that your hack will be judged upon for the general prizes.
  • Originality
    Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Polish
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?