Welcome to HackYSU 2024

April 5 - 7th

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HackYSU 2024 Winners

Sponsored Prize Category: "Best Use of Dev Youngstown Tech Stack"

Project Title:Student Tutor App

Team Members: Ngoc Tuong Vy Le, Dac Gia Phu Ho, Thanuj Reddy Chamakura

Description of Project: An educational platform designed to facilitate seamless communication between students and tutors.

3rd Place Prize:

Project Title: IT Buddy

Team Members: Jacob Blasiman & Moe Alshoubaki

Description of Project: A helpdesk application designed to assist IT helpdesk agents perform more efficiently with AI interpreting user requests and transforming them into computer functions.

2nd Place Prize:

Project Title: Dis-Chord

Team Members: Ryan Laird, Ian Garcia, and Peter Pitzulo

Description of Project: An AI powered guitar tutor trained to visually recognize chords made by the human hand.

1st Place Prize:

Project Title: Wave Collapse Garden

Team Members: Cecil Manjerovic & Caroline Manjerovic

Description of Project: A small, tiled game world that is procedurally generated using a function collapse algorithm to create a unique map that is cohesive.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is HackYSU?

  • HackYSU is a hack-a-thon / make-a-thon, an event where students of all majors and experience levels come together to create something - normally a creative technology project like an app or website - over the course of a weekend.

  • Where and when is HackYSU?

  • HackYSU 2024 will be held at Youngstown State University in Meshel Hall, 3rd floor, on April 5-7th.

  • What do people do at hackathons?

  • Students will have 36 hours to create anything they want – software, hardware, a business plan, art, a design, anything – in the pursuit of experience, fun, knowledge, and prizes. Projects will be exhibited in a showcase Sunday around noon.

  • Does it cost anything to participate?

  • Nope! Not only is HackYSU free, but you'll recieve some complimentary food and swag too.

  • How do I register?

  • Use the Registration link at the top of the site!

    If you are under 18 or a high school student please email us at contact@ysucomputerclub.com prior to the event to be considered.

  • Are there prizes?

  • Yep! There will be cash prizes for the best projects, and potentially other prizes for certain categories thanks to our amazing sponsors. But really, it's not about winning as much as it's about learning, creating, and networking.

  • Do I need to be able to code?

  • Nope! Not only is HackYSU not a programming-only event (though there will be a lot of it), it is an educational experience. No matter what your experience is, you are welcome here. Everyone is invited to expand their skill set and make something! We'll have mentors around helping students with their hacks and hardware - including our Raspberry Pis you can borrow and hack on. There will also be a team building session where you can meet some other attendees who you can work with for the weekend!

  • What are the rules?

  • Hackers must abide by Major League Hacking's Code of Conduct and YSU's Code of Conduct.

    Also, teams must consist of 5 or less hackers, and all projects must be created at the hackathon to qualify for prizes. Feel free to plan a bit at home, but it wouldn't be fair if you have a head start!

  • What do I need to participate?

  • Ideally, you'll have a computer and some hygiene basics, but if you don't have access to a personal computer, let us know! We will have Raspberry Pis available for you to borrow for the duration of the event, and we can look into getting monitors, keyboards, etc.

  • Have another question?

  • Email us at contact@ysucomputerclub.com and we'll take care of you.

HackYSU Parking Information

Any company and non-YSU students attending the event should notify parking attendants in the M30 deck who you represent and that you are attending HackYSU. The Computer Club will be covering those costs. Current YSU students with a parking pass can park overnight.

The M30 parking deck will be located on Wick Avenue and the event will be held in Meshel Hall 3rd floor. Meshel Hall can be accessed via the pedestrian bridge located on the 4th floor of the parking deck.

YSU Campus Map

HackYSU Itinerary April 5-7th

  • Friday

  • Saturday

  • Sunday


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