Schedule of Events

  • Friday 5:00 p.m.

    Check-in Begins at Main Location

    We'll be at the entrance to The Vermeer Applied Technology Hub/ISU Startup Factory handing out swag bags and getting hyped!

  • Friday 7:00 p.m.

    Opening Ceremony

    You won't want to miss this part. We'll give introductions, further explain the weekend's activities, and answer any questions you might have.

  • Friday 7:30 p.m.

    First Dinner is Served: Potbelly's

    Find a Team

    We'll start hacking after the kick-off, but we definitely wouldn't want you hacking on an empty stomach. We will be serving PotBelly's

  • Friday 8:00 p.m.

    Coding Begins

    Grab some snacks, open up your laptops, and start hacking! All coding/building must be done during HackISU.

    Intro to Git

    Get a quick intro on how to use Git so you can effeciently collab with your fellow teamates!

  • Friday 8:30 p.m.

    Lightning Talk: Magic Mail with Mixmax

    Tune in on the lightning talk hosted by one of our sponsors, Mixmax!

    - Garret Meier

  • Friday 9:00 p.m.

    Python Introduction

    An introduction to coding Python by one of our own orgainzers, Kelvin.

  • Friday 11:00 p.m.

    Hacker Mingle

    Get connected with other fellow hackers to see what others are working on.

  • Friday 11:59 p.m.

    Midnight Snack

    Stay comfortable and energized with the free snacks we're setting out to help you get through the night!

  • Saturday 9:00 a.m.

    Breakfast is Served: Hy-Vee Breakfast

    After a long night of hacking, breakfast will be served. Hopefully you got some rest! We suggest getting as much sleep Friday night as possible, that way you have a full day of hacking on Saturday.

  • Saturday 10:30 p.m.

    Rockwell Collins Lightning Talk: Virtual Reality

    Tune in on the lightning talk, hosted by one of our sponsors, Rockwell Collins!

    - Matthew Dresse

  • Saturday 12:00 p.m.

    Lunch is Served: Panera

    You know the deal by now. We want to keep you well fed.

  • Saturday 1:00 p.m.

    TEAM Software Lightning Talk: Application Billed Automation

    Tune in on the lightning talk hosted by one of our sponsors, TEAM Software!

    - Ryan Markus and Devin Knigge

  • Saturday 2:00 p.m.

    Optum Lightning Talk: Optimistic about Machine Learning

    Tune in on the lightning talk hosted by one of our sponsors, Optum, "Optimistic About Machine Learning"!

  • Saturday 3:00 p.m.

    Optum Event

    Take a break from all the hard work and participate in the event, "Who am I?"

  • Saturday 3:30 p.m.

    Workiva Tech Talk: Investing in Yourself as a Developer

    Attend the technology talk hosted by one of our sponsors, Workiva!

    - Andrew Lundberg

  • Saturday 6:00 p.m.

    Final Dinner is Served: Papa John's and Dominoes

    Swing by the main dining area to pick up your last dinner.

  • Saturday 7:00 p.m.

    "So you want to run a hackathon?" Presentation

    Ever interested on what goes on behind the scenes want to learn what we do? We'll be giving a talk on how we do things!

  • Saturday 9:00 p.m.

    MLH Cup Stacking Contest

    Do you think you can stack the highest tower made of cups? Prove it!

  • Saturday 10:00 p.m.

    Where do you fit in tech?

    Discussing the climate of diversity in technology fields.

  • Sunday 7:59 a.m.

    End Coding

    Stop! Get your hands off your keyboard! We will collect DevPost submissions and make sure everyone is prepared for demoing.

  • Sunday 8:00 a.m.

    Final Breakfast is Served: Hy-Vee

    At this point, you will be exhausted and tired from all the coding - so we will provide you with a nice healthy breakfast and some caffeine to freshen up before demos.

  • Sunday 9:30 a.m.

    Project Fair / Judging Begins

    We will give an hour to two hours for judges to walk around and observe all the hacks. You will also have the opportunity to walk around and view them. Then, we will all gather to announce the winners and distribute prizes.

  • Sunday 11:00 a.m.

    Closing Ceremony

    We'll announce prize winners, thank hackers and sponsors, and say our final words!

  • Sunday 11:30 a.m.

    Lunch: Fighting Burrito

    We do not want you leaving on an empty stomach, fill up for the great work you have done.