Hello World is a 24 ­hour hackathon ­ Hosted in the Lawson Computer Science building, Hello World will give students the opportunity to experience their first hackathon, develop their skills, and make awesome projects!  After 24 hours of development, the Expo will begin. Students can show off their their projects, apps, and ideas to all the participants! 


Hello World is open to all Purdue University freshman. 


Make sure you provide us with a link to your github repository when you submit your project. We want projects that you created during the hackathon, not projects you started before. Make sure you add each member of your team to the submission page so we know who helped! 

The final deadline for submissions is 11:00 AM, October 16. After that time, submissions will not be allowed!  

Hackathon Sponsors


$400 in prizes

Best Overall Hack

Second Best Hack

Best Android App

Best Web App

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Jake Brabec

Jake Brabec

Will Jayne

Will Jayne

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    We're looking for hacks that are just plain cool. Projects that make you think "Wow, I can't believe they did that!"
  • Technical Skill
    We're not looking for projects that will change the world, but we want to see you pushing yourself! That's what a hackathon is all about, anyways!

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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