In Silicon Valley, the hackathon is part of our culture, but many students at historically black colleges and universities have never had the chance to participate in one.

HBCUHacks is a weekend hackathon that gives students at HBCUs the opportunity to flex their coding skills while working together to build mobile apps and web software. During these hackathons, students can also connect with tech companies hiring for open positions.

HBCUHacks is open to all majors and we encourage all students to get involved. No previous programming experience is required to attend.

HBCUs produce approximately 20% of all bachelor’s degrees awarded to black students in engineering[*]

We have led hackathons at the following schools:

  • Atlanta University Center Consortium (Clark-Atlanta University, Spelman College, Morehouse College)
  • Howard University
  • Morgan State University
[*] National Science Foundation Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (2013)