Major League Hacking 2019 Hackathon Season

Hoya Hacks 2019

February 1 - 3, 2019 @ Georgetown University

Healey Family Student Center


About Us🐢

Hey Hackers πŸ‘‹ We the team at Hoya Hacks have put together the most unique hackathon for this upcoming seasons. Our focus this year is all about hacking for social impact. Our tracks range from Equity and Access and Gender Equality to Music and Digital Forensic. We are so excited to be hosting the fourth iteration of Hoya Hacks!

Additionally, we are providing travel reimbursements of up to $40! Fill out this form to request reimbursemet.

We hope to see you there! Hoya Haxa!

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8:00pmTeam Formation
10:00pmGoogle Workshop
11:00pmMicrosoft Workshop
12:00amMidnight Snacks
10:00amMentor Gathering
10:00amLisa Singh CS Department Workshop
11:00amAmazon Web Services Workshop
11:45amTeam Check-In
2:00pmCup Stacking
3:00pmIBM Workshop
4:00pmScavenger Hunt
8:00pmJuggling Workshop
12:00amMidnight Snacks
8:30amProject Submissions
9:00amJudges Breakfast and Meeting
11:00amJudges Convene
12:00pmClosing Ceremonies and Prizes
1:00pmGo Home!


Hoya Hacks is proud to have a category that awards hacks that work towards increasing equity and access to marginalized groups!
New for 2019
New for 2019
Sponsored by the Cipher Tech, the best digital forensic hack will be awarded!
New for 2019
Georgetown’s HoyasForShe, invites you to design prototypes for projects tackling problems related to gender equality!
Popular Category
Telos invites hackers to create awesome cybersecurity hacks! Hack like you're in Mr. Robot!
New for 2019
Use MLH's hardware to come up with an awesome hack!
Popular Category
Craig Newmark Foundation wants to award students who use their skills to create an awesome Social Innovation hack!
New for 2019
A track specifically for those new to hackathons! So go ahead, learn something new. You just might win a prize!
Popular Category
Create the best hack with Google API Integration and AWS Cloud Integration and win a prize! (Note: These are two separate prize tracks.)
Company Sponsored Prizes


What is Hoya Hacks?

Hoya Hacks is a 36-hour event at Georgetown University that brings together students interested in building something cool. We provide the resources for you to succeed, no matter your skill level!

Do I need to know how to code to participate?

Students of all skill levels are encouraged to attend, even if you've never written a line of code. We're prepared to teach you everything you need to learn right here while also supporting the most experienced hackers.

I'm a first time hacker! Should I be worried?

No need to fear! We're so excited to share this experience with you. There will be tons of workshops to get you started, and our goal is for you to learn something new and make some new friends.

Is the event free to attend?

Yes, absolutely! This is all thanks to our amazing sponsors. We will provide food, prizes, swag, and awesome fun activities. Just be sure to bring your own hacking gear!

What if I don't have a team?

We will have team-forming events, in addition to other activities where you can mingle with other hackers! Feel free to join any team that has less than 4 people.

Is there a code of conduct?

We want all hackers to feel welcome and comfortable during their time here! We are using the MLH code of conduct. You can read it here.

Who can attend Hoya Hacks?

Hoya Hacks is open to any undergraduate at any college. Non-Georgetown students must be at least 18 years old. Unfortunately, at this time high school students (who are under 18) can't attend.

What should I bring to Hoya Hacks?

Bring your student ID for entrance, and your laptop and charger for hacking. We also recommend toiletries for hygiene, a change of clothes, and a sleeping bag, along with any other items you prefer to travel with!

Will the data gathered from my application be shared?

Because we are an MLH member event, we share certain application information for event administration, MLH administration, pre and post-event informational emails, and occasional messages about hackathons in line with the MLH Privacy Policy.

Will there be travel reimbursements?

There will be travel reimbursements awarded to students outside of the DC-Maryland-Virginia area. We anticipate awarding students with up to $40 for travel.

I have a question that isn't answered on the FAQ. How should I get into contact with Hoya Hacks?

Shoot us an email at! We tend to respond within 24 hours!


Interested in sponsoring? Check out our sponsorship packages here!