What we do

HackGT throws events for collegiate and high school students with the goal of allowing our participants to bring any of their ideas to life. From the most serious to the most hilarious, we empower our participants by cultivating a resource-rich and inspiring environment.

What is a hackathon?

A “Hack” is the innovation and coordination of multiple technologies to form a creative and challenging proof of concept - be it through software or hardware. Hackathons are events where teams of students spend a weekend utilizing resources and support that we provide to bring their ideas to life. These projects range from mobile applications to drones to embedded hardware and more. Finally, the most important part of hackathons is that it provides the community with the opportunity to grow, create, and impact.

Upcoming Events

Year In Review

Exec board

Ryan Petschek
Director

Julian Golombek
Director

Jordan Madison
Director of Communications

Alicia Chan
Director of Design

Rahul Ajmera
Director of Finance

Jordan Harvey-Morgan
Director of Operations

Ellie Morton
Director of Operations

Kexin Zhang
Director of Technology

Highlights

Catalyst 2018

April 07

For our second iteration of Catalyst, we hosted a day of STEAM exposure for more than 150 high school students from the Atlanta area. Students were able to pick from three curriculum tracks: design, development, and hardware. Throughout the day, participants explored their track with the help of specialized mentors, interactive workshops, and guided projects.

BuildGT

March 10

HackGT’s second hardware hackathon! We partnered with the Invention Studio to host BuildGT, a twelve hour hackathon with beginner-friendly workshops, crash courses on Invention Studio tools, and tons of hardware.

Year In Review

Exec board

Andrew Dai
Director

Faizan Virani
Director

Lekha Surasani
Director of Finance, Director of Operations

Jordan Madison
Director of Communications

Michael Eden
Director of Technology

Connor Dautel
Director of Design

Highlights

If there was one word to describe HackGT’s 2017, it would be base-building. By expanding our event catalog and improving the quality of our events, we focused on solidifying our brand as an organization that throws worthwhile events for our community.

HealthTech Hackathon

November 04

The motivation behind this hackathon was to merge the worlds of healthcare and computer science to allow for participants to create meaningful, real-world solutions in the healthcare industry.

HackGT 4 New Heights

October 13

HackGT’s 4th annual signature 36-hour hackathon! In 2016, we received tons of great feedback about our event, and this year, we wanted to take it to New Heights. Motivated by the desire to better the experience of our participants and sponsors, we focused on cultivating a fun, resource enriched environment. From ceramics painting to AI workshops, this event spanned the gamut of an amazing hackathon experience.

HackGTeeny 4

September 16

After listening to participant feedback, HackGT decided to complement our main HackGT event with a series of beginner workshops to introduce critical skills for application development. At the event, we offered a 5 hour hands-on, mentor-guided workshops for students with introductory coding experience.

Meme-a-thon

April 21

A #spicy event centered around crazy ideas. Whether it’s a meme-based application or a random, fun project that you would love to bring to life, this is the place to be!

Catalyst

April 15

HackGT’s first ever day of Computer Science exposure for more than 200 underserved high school students in the Metro Atlanta Area. The day consisted of workshops in HTML, CSS, and Android Development in addition to mentor pairing that helped students learn new technologies. Ultimately, each student went home with at least 3 projects to call their own.

Hardware Hackathon

April 08

HackGT’s first ever Hardware Hackathon! An event focused on bringing together students who are interested in bridging the worlds of hardware, electronics, and computer science.

HackGTeeny 3

January 21

HackGTeeny 3 was focused on taking HackGTeeny to the next level. This event brought in over 200 participants for a 12-hour hackathon centered around the education and application of fundamental computer science concepts.

Year In Review

Exec board

Amreeta Duttchoudhury
Director

Michael Ollukaren
Director

Faizan Virani
Director of Operations

Amy Liu
Director of Marketing

Michelle Chiu
Director of Technology

Highlights

HackGT’s third year consisted of continuing the success of the events of the previous year.

HackGT 3 Flow

September 23

HackGT’s third annual 36-hour hackathon! The underlying purpose of this event was to create an environment centered around healthy meals, self-care, and overall unblockage of ideas. Quite the contrary of normal hackathons!

Year In Review

Exec board

Pavleen Thukral
Director

Shehmeer Jiwani
Director

Sidney Durant
Director of Operations

Pooja Vaidya
Director of Marketing

Richard Li
Director of Technology

Highlights

HackGT’s second year was marked by the stepping back of the hackathon process and not only focusing on the main event, but on attendees preparation for running successful events as well.

HackGTeeny 2

November 14

HackGT’s second small-scale hackathon focused on the development of skills needed to create full-stack projects!

HackGT 2

September 25

HackGT’s second annual 36 hour hackathon! Focused on surpassing the edges of understanding and venturing into an abyss of uncertainty.

Year In Review

Exec board

Pavleen Thukral
Director

Shehmeer Jiwani
Director

Sidney Durant
Director of Operations

Pooja Vaidya
Director of Marketing

Richard Li
Director of Technology

Highlights

2014 marked the conception of HackGT the student organization, therefore bringing to life the notion of application and innovation at Georgia Tech.

HackGTeeny

November 01

HackGT’s inaugural HackGTeeny, a hackathon geared towards beginners.

HackGT

September 19

HackGT’s first ever 36 hour hackathon! Founded on the motivation of making Georgia Tech students cool again, Pavleen and Shehmeer set out with the ambition of bringing the first ever hackathon to Georgia Tech turf. Strapped with grit, hardwork, and sacrifice, the original HackGT team not only brought together the organizations first hackathon, but inadvertently birthed the culture of innovation that we see today.