November 04, 2023

ACM Student Chapter presents Hackathon 2023

Event Details

Date & Time

Saturday, Nov 04, 2023 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM



About This Event

This is the third year the hackathon has been put on at Gonzaga, and the largest in the Spokane area dedicated to student programming projects.

Hackathons are a beacon of innovation, and this event promises to be no exception. Organized by Gonzaga University's ACM Student Chapter, the Hackathon invites students from Gonzaga University, Whitworth University, Washington State University, Eastern Washington University, as well as high school students from across the Spokane area to come together and showcase their tech prowess.

Participants can compete solo, bring a team of up to four, or meet people at the event and make a team on the fly. Members of local software engineering groups will be available during the day to talk about your projects and give advice as you hack.

This year's keynote speaker is Max Dulin, a Gonzaga graduate ('19) and senior security engineer with Security Innovation. Max has established a great career in the cybersecurity industry and is excited to visit his alma mater. His insights and experiences promise to inspire our students and remind them that with determination and innovation, they too can achieve their dreams in this dynamic field.


A distinguished panel of judges, representing industry leaders Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Two Barrels, and Limelyte Tech Group, will evaluate and recognize the most outstanding projects, offering participants the chance to showcase their talent and network with professionals from top companies. Awards will be given for the top undergraduate, graduate, and high school competitors.

The Hackathon would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, including Two Barrels, Treasury 4, Sparks Weekend, Limelyte Tech Group, Binx, Biogas Engineering, Groq, and Alliant. Their commitment to fostering innovation and education is truly commendable.

"We are excited to host this Hackathon, providing a platform for students to channel their creativity and problem-solving skills," said Aaron Crandall, the ACM club's faculty adviser from the Computer Science Department at Gonzaga University. "This event exemplifies the spirit of collaboration and innovation that defines our academic community."