BeaverHacks are online, quarterly hackathons hosted by the Oregon State University Hackathon Club! We're open to OSU students and alumni of all experience levels and majors!
Drum roll, please! And the theme for BeaverHacks Spring '21 is Finance (FinTech)!
Registration is now open! Please check out the registration page for more info.
Registration deadline is March 31st at 5:00 PM Pacific Time.
Help us choose the theme for BeaverHacks Spring '21.
Deadline to vote is Sunday, Feb. 28th @ 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
What is a hackathon? 🧳 A hackathon is a competition in which participants build a software and/or hardware project in a fixed amount of time. Typically participants compete in small teams or individually.
What is this hackathon all about? This hackathon exists to give you and other OSU students & alumni the opportunity to build a project over a weekend and compete for prizes. It is meant to be low-pressure, inclusive of everybody, and fun! In this hackathon, you are not required or encouraged to forego sleep, work, time with your family, or etc to participate. You are encouraged to make the best product you can in the time alotted. You are encouraged to learn and add skills to your repetoire. And you are encouraged to have a good time doing it!
How much does it cost? 💸 Totally free! Just your time and energy and creativity!
Who can participate? 🔭 Any OSU student or alumni (this includes undergraduate, graduate, post-bacc, on-campus, ecampus students)
What can I make? 🤖 Anything you can think of! Web apps, mobile apps, websites, slackbots, APIs, command-line programs, games, robots, anything!
I am new to coding. Can/Should I still participate? 👾 In short, YES! No prior experience is necessary to compete in this event. In fact, there is a separate prize for teams of entirely new students to compete for. This event is a great time to learn a new technology or practice one you already know while simultaneously building a project you can showcase on your resume!
How many people to a team? 👨👧👧 Teams of up to 4 people!
How do we form teams? 🤝 You can choose to form your own teams (feel free to post under #teams on Slack if you're looking for teammates), or have us assign you a team (based on classes taken, timezone, programming languages, etc.). If you want to form your own team, select "No" under the Free Agent section of Registration. All Free Agents will be assigned a team.
What are Free Agents? 🤔 Free Agents are people looking to be placed on a team. If you want us to assign you to a team, please select "Yes" under the Free Agent section of Registration. After registration closes, and before we place you on a team, we will send an email confirming your participation in BeaverHacks (just in case something has come up and you can no longer participate). Please respond ASAP so we can form teams accordingly! 🙏
Have more questions? Check out the FAQ Doc 📝BeaverHacks FAQ Doc. It has info on all of the BeaverHacks deliverables (e.g. project proposals, submissions, demos, and more) and deadlines!
BeaverHacks Spring '21
BeaverHacks Winter '21
BeaverHacks Fall '20
BeaverHacks Summer '20
- Coming soon! Coming soon!
- All teams consisting entirely of currently-enrolled OSU students are eligible for the overall category. If a new student team wins any of the 'Overall' prizes, they are ineligible to win the First Place New Student prize.
New Student category
- The new student category of competition is for teams consisting entirely of current students that have not taken any 300-level courses and do not have significant prior programming experience. New student teams that win an 'Overall' prize are not eligible.
Graduate Students / Alumni category
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place designations will be given to the top 3 teams in this category, but no prizes will be issued to any member of a team with one or more OSU graduate students / alumni on the team. All teams with one or more OSU graduate students / alumni on the team are eligible for this category and are ineligible for any monetary prizes offered by this hackathon.
First Place - Overall: $150 This prize goes to the highest-scoring submission. It is available to all undergraduate teams including new student teams. Graduate and alumni teams are ineligible for this prize. If a new student team wins this prize, they are ineligible for the First Place New Student prize.
Second Place - Overall: $100 This prize goes to the second highest-scoring submission. It is available to all undergraduate teams including new student teams. Graduate and alumni teams are ineligible for this prize. If a new student team wins this prize, they are ineligible for the First Place New Student prize.
Third Place - Overall: $75 This prize goes to the third highest-scoring submission. It is available to all undergraduate teams including new student teams. Graduate and alumni teams are ineligible for this prize. If a new student team wins this prize, they are ineligible for the First Place New Student prize.
First Place - New Student: $75 This award goes to the highest-scoring new student team. New student teams that won any of the "Overall" prizes are ineligible for this prize.
Will be announced soon!
A very large thank you to everyone who has volunteered to be a judge for our events! :)
TBD Judge #1
TBD Judge #2
TBD Judge #3
Jordan Bartos BH Winter '21Viasat / Software Engineer
Adam Page BH Winter '21RedSail Technologies, LLC / Software Engineer
Eric Ianni BH Fall '20 & Winter '21Oregon State University / Instructor
Adam Venezia BH Fall '20Microsoft / Software Engineer
Mike Ostrowski BH Fall '20Bishop Fox Labs / Regional Director
Sarah Maas BH Spring '20 & Summer '20Intel / Software Engineer
Nathan Perkins BH Spring '20 & Summer '20Loon / Software Engineer
William Pfeil BH Summer '20Oregon State University / Instructor
Joshua Masterson BH Spring '20Viasat / Domain Lead
Peter Lundgren BH Spring '20Google Platforms / Software Engineer
Hannah Scott BH Spring '20Oregon State University / Instructor
Benjamin Brewster BH Summer '19Oregon State University / Online Program Director
Samina Ehsan BH Summer '19Oregon State University / Instructor
Tim Alcon BH Summer '19Oregon State University / Instructor
Anthony D BH Fall '18 & Winter '18Workday / Software Engineer
Will H BH Fall '18Hangar 13 Games / AI Programmer
Stephan G BH Winter '18LinkedIn / Software Engineer
Jace S BH Winter '18Amazon / Software Engineer
Tim I BH Winter '18Asteroid Technologies
BeaverHacks is organized by the OSU Hackathon Club.
Karen Berba President (Interim) / Webmaster
Sam Kinkade Treasurer
Luwey Hon Communications Coordinator
Ashley Owens HackerWeeks Coordinator
Alaric Hartsock Hackathon Coordinator
Sriram Narayanan Local Chapter Coordinator
Hannah Scott Club Advisor