Hoya Hacks Coding Competition All Virtual for 2021

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The annual Hoya Hacks hackathon will be taking place January 29-31, and will be fully virtual for 2021. 

Sponsored by Georgetown and co-sponsored by UIS, Hoya Hacks will virtually host approximately 1000 students from all over the world. 

Held annually, Hoya Hacks is Georgetown University’s premiere hackathon, or computer coding competition. Hoya Hacks hosts hundreds of students for a marathon computer hardware and software design and coding competition. Students work in teams for 36 hours to build and innovate in both hardware and software. These students come with a wide range of design and coding skills—beginners are also welcome.

The goal of Hoya Hacks is to “innovate for social good”, with the bonus opportunity to network with industry professionals and fellow hackers.

Students have freedom to create projects that meet their specialization, but can also enter tracks such as: Best Data Visualization, Staying Sane at Home, Environmental, and News & Journalism. Each team is encouraged to incorporate the concepts of cura personalis into its entry.

This year’s Keynote speaker will be David McLaughlin, Director of Global Developer Ecosystem at Google. Also speaking during the opening ceremony will be Destah Owens of Verizon.

Projects will be judged by Georgetown and industry professionals, with awards and prizes to be given out.
You can find out more about Hoya Hacks by visiting the Hoya Hacks Web site. Hoya Hacks is a proud member of the Major League Hacking community. If you have questions about Hoya Hacks, you can email hoyahacks@georgetown.edu.