Undergraduate hackathon at UNL

January 18 - 19, 2020 — Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

CornHacks aims to bring some of the most talented developers from around the Midwest to join in a weekend full of hacking. Hosted at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, over 100 participants will code all day and night to be judged by industry professionals and compete for several prizes.


Strengthen your skills. Learn a new technology. Get help from experts.


Work as a team on an innovative idea.


Present your hack. Win a prize.



What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an invention marathon. Students come together to build cool software and hardware hacks over the weekend. It’s very beginner friendly.

How much does it cost?

Nothing! Admission is free and includes meals, drinks, snacks, workshops, swag, and a memorable learning experience!

Do I need to be a student to attend?

Yes. Only undergraduate students who are at least 18 years old are able to attend.

What is the schedule?

View the full event schedule here.

Will there be prizes?

Expect more than $3,500 in prizes!

What if I don't have a team?

If you don’t have a team now, that’s okay! We’ll have team formation and events geared towards helping you find people to work with. Teams can have up to four students.

What will I eat?

We’ll provide food for all meals. If you have dietary restrictions, we’ll try our best to accommodate them. We’ll also have snacks throughout the hackathon.

Is there a code of conduct?

Yes there is. You can find UNL’s policy here.

What if this is my first hackathon?

That’s great! The most important thing is that you’re there; have fun, and learn something. Go ahead and register to make the most out of the experience. It’s completely free, so there’s nothing to lose!