About Us

HackTheU is Utah's most innovative hackathon. Launching at Lassonde Studios, it is designed for the future disruptors of the world. Lassonde Studios is an award winning piece of architecture modeled after Google headquarters and designed for entrepreneurs.

Featuring a 24 hour workshop for use by Lassonde residents, the building gears students for any idea they can imagine even in the middle of the night. 250 students from around the world will come together at the University of Utah to experiment, connect and ski the "Silicon Slopes" for 24 hours. This hackathon is your chance to learn new technologies and show off your creative potential.

It's going to be an amazing time, so bring your laptops and sleeping bags.
UHack—we'll bring the food, hardware and swag.


HackTheU will take place at Lassonde Studios.
The address is: 1701 Student Life Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

FAQs + Agenda

How does this work?

After the kickoff, you start your "hack". This will be 24 hours of developing your invention. To help you, there will be experts in a number of languages from python to javascript who will be ready to help.

Enjoy the free meals, the exciting workshops by our presenters, and all of the activities we have in store. The experience will be three-fold. A great chance to learn, a great chance to network, and a great chance to be a catalyst for new tech.

Finally when the 24 hours end we will ask everyone to submit their creations before the closing ceremony where SWAG for all attendees and prizes for the winners are handed out!


  • AR/VR: Any Augmented/Virtual Reality Application
  • Windows Universal Application: Applications that Work on Windows Platforms
  • Hack to Save Homeless Pets: Applications Remedying the Issue of Homeless Pets
  • Games4Health: Games with Health Care Applications

  • More TBA

    Travel Reimbursement?

    At this moment, we are only able to offer travel reimbursement for select students.
    As the event draws closer, we will be sending out a survey from which we will choose reimbursements.

    What if I need a team?

    We highly encourage attendees to form teams beforehand and start coming up with ideas but don't fret!

    After the kickoff ceremony, there will be team formation mixers to make sure everyone who wants a team gets one!


      5:00 PM- 7:00 PM Check-InReceive lanyards and badges
      7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Opening CeremonyLive demos, category intros, and a keynote by Chris Madsen
      8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Dinner/BrainstormTeam formation and start of hacking!
      9:00 PM- 10:00 PM WorkshopVirtual Reality by Ben Hesson
      10:00 PM- 11:00 PM WorkshopRuby on Rails by DevPoint Labs
      11:00 PM- 12:00 AM MLH Activity!Light Activity and Snacks

      12:00 AM- 1:00 AM Stack Overflow Round 1First Round of Cup Stacking and Dessert
      1:00 AM- 2:00 AM Raffle Round 1First Raffle of Prizes
      2:00 AM- 3:00 AM Night Activity
      3:00 AM- 4:00 AM Night Activity
      6:00 AM- 7:00 AM Morning Yoga
      7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast
      8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Midpoint Announcements
      9:00 AM- 10:00 AM WorkshopJavascript by DevPoint Labs
      10:00 AM- 11:00 AM WorkshopData Analytics by Qualtrics
      11:00 AM- 12:00 PM Lunch
      12:00 PM- 1:00 PM Lunch + Drone Demo
      1:00 PM- 2:00 PM Workshop
      2:00 PM- 3:00 PM Code Topics
      3:00 PM- 4:00 PM Code Topics
      4:00 PM- 5:00 PM 2 Hour Warning
      6:00 PM- 7:00 PM SubmissionSubmission of Slides and Project to DevPost
      7:00 PM- 8:00 PM JudgingPresent to Judges
      8:00 PM- 9:00 PM Closing CeremonyFree Swag for All Attendees and Prizes Awarded

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