Florida A&M University Center for Cyber Security (FCCS)

Hackathons and Competitions


November 11, 2017


Nashville, TN

Founded in the spring of 2015, VandyHacks was the first collegiate hackathon to call the rocking city of Nashville, Tennessee home. Now, we're proud to bring you VandyHacks III- and it's going to be even bigger and better. From November 11-13, 350 students from universities all over the nation will meet at Vanderbilt University for a weekend of collaboration, innovation, and great food. We hope to see you all there!


13-15 October 2017


Columbia, Missouri

TigerHacks is a weekend college hackathon, hosted every year at the University of Missouri. Hackathons provide a venue for self-expression and creativity through technology. At TigerHacks, attendees will have 36 hours to develop a variety of technical projects ranging from virtual reality simulations to mobile apps. If you decide to sponsor you will be able to come meet up to 500 of the best and brightest student hackers around. All students are welcome to attend, even those not enrolled at the University of Missouri. The next iteration will be released October 13 - 15, 2017 at Lafferre Hall, University of Missouri.


6 October 2017

Jolt! Hackathon

Little Rock, Arkansas

Put on your white hat and send your team to join us for a weekend of unique and entertaining competition. JOLT is a weekend-long cyber security-themed "game of codes." On-site, expert Game Masters monitor and adjust the challenges in a responsive, real-time environment to ensure that everyone has tons of fun while leveraging advanced open source technology and using the tools that power some of the most complex real time solutions in the world. Connect with some of Arkansas’ best tech wizards and explore new tools. Really, it’s the most fun you can have in one weekend without landing in jail.


22 September 2017

Startup Drive

Austin, Texas

A Startup Drive is a lot like a 'regular' Hackathon.100 entrepreneurially inclined people getting together to make real products and companies in a single weekend. But! This event will be focusing on THINGS THAT MOVE. You can expect: Connected vehicle stuff! Mobility tech! Freight tech! Rocket Engines! (This has happened before.) Autonomous tech! Hardware! Software! Excessive exclamation points!!! (If you're not sure if your idea is right for this event - please ask at hello@startupdrive.co - we'll be really nice. <3!) Who should attend Startup Drive? Entrepreneurs looking for a team. Hardware types with The Sweet Makey Makey Skills. Developers!!! Designers. We *cannot* understate this one. <3! Well established professionals with years of experience. Students looking for tough challenges. PEOPLE WHO HAVE SKILLS! PEOPLE WHO DO NOT HAVE SKILLS! (You will.) Who shouldn't attend? Pre-formed teams or pre-built products! (Ideas you've *thought about for a while* are fine.)


15 September 2017

Hack for the Sea

Gloucester, Massachusetts

It's time to start preparing for the 2nd Annual Hack for the sea. The topic this year, in addition to the traditional maritime theme, will be focusing on sustainability in both systems and data. We live in extremely volatile times and we need to find ways to make both our data and systems withstand the ups, downs, lefts and rights. This is true both literally and figuratively. Between now and September we will be gathering partners, judges, subject matter experts, presenters and sponsors. If you're interested in any capacity, or have any questions, get in touch!


05 August 2017

USC Supply Chain Digital Transformation

Los Angeles, California

Win Cash prizes totaling $15,000 (awarded by USC) ** Free Registration ** Develop apps and/or solutions to revolutionize the digital supply chain industry. All tech developers are invited to compete in the 24-hour hackathon. Single participants are invited to register and will be teamed onsite. Prior knowledge of supply chain technology is helpful, but not required. Food and refreshments will be provided on site during the competition. The final winners of the cash awards (First, Second, and Third Place) of the Hackathon will be determined on Wednesday, August 9 at the 5th Annual Global Supply Chain Supply Chain Management at USC's Tutor Campus Center. Upon the completion of the 24-hour competition on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 6, the 3 final teams will be selected and asked to make their final presentations during the championship round of the Global Summit in front of a live audience of supply chain professionals.


8 July 2017


Austin, Texas

Over the years we’ve seen teams of coders, designers and entrepreneurs from around the world become Whole Developers, watched as their Thoughts Become Things, and proved that Anyone Can Code. We’ve seen the code commit moment over and over again. The “oh sh*t I hope this works” moment. The moment where you know your hopes and dreams of winning that prize, that spot in the accelerator, that idea validation, are all on the line. So, for our 10th Global Hackathon Series, we’re asking you to Commit To Your Code, and in turn commit to your project, a global ecosystem, yourself, your team, and your future. Let’s face it, prizes just make hackathons more fun. That’s why each year, we team up with our sponsors to bring you an awesome set of prizes. 


24-25 June 2017


New York, NY

ByteHacks is a 24-hour hackathon on June 24th and 25th at Spotify NYC that encourages women of all ages and skillsets to form teams and create tech projects that have positive social impact. The hackathon will have workshops, tech talks, mentors, sponsors, and free food! Whether you are a designer, entrepreneur, artist, or coder, ByteHacks welcomes you. Hosted by Spotify HQ for 24 hours. Capacity: 150. Cost: Free. Note: This is an all-women hackathon for high school and college women only.


6-8 June 2017

National Cyber Summit Cyber Cup Competition

Huntsville, Alabama

Registration remains open till June 1st, for the second annual Cyber Cup Competition, held during the 2017 National Cyber Summit at the Von Braun Center. This year, the Cyber Cup Competition will include both a student and professional bracket for competition within varying skill levels. The competition will follow the same “Capture the Flag” format as last year, where teams will solve increasingly difficulty challenges across numerous categories including networking, coding, cryptography and web application hacking.


* Student Scholarships for Top 3 Teams:

   - 1st Place Team: $5000

   - 2nd Place Team: $3250

   - 3rd Place Team: $2250


3 June 2017

MIT Internet of Things Hackathon

Cambridge, United States

Build IoT devices that can sense, connect, infer, and act. Are you passionate about solving problems with tiny computers? Then come to MIT Internet of Things Hackathon, where we’ll task participants with building innovative IoT devices! Participants will be free to envision and build any device they see representing that mission, and that combine hardware, software, and data science. Participants will be able to join teams or participate independently. Early participants get TI Launchpads, Particle Internet Buttons, and Electric Imp Explorer Kits while supplies last. We encourage all participants to bring any hardware they think might be necessary for their projects. The hackathon will include students from the MIT Internet of Things Bootcamp taking place May 29 – June 3, 2017. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Hackathon winners will be determined by a panel of judges comprised of MIT faculty and IoT professionals and entrepreneurs.


26 May 2017

Level The Playing Field Hackathon

Cambridge, MA 02141

This ALL INCLUSIVE Hackathon organized at HULT International Business School aims to discover news ways of enjoying music through skin hearing. Each team will be self-assigned after a pitching session between HULT Students, Engineers and music enthusiasts that identify as Deaf and hard of hearing, or/and Blind, low-vision and none of the above. Through Lego Serious Play activities, workshops in Design Thinking and in basics in Engineering, each team will have one day to create a simple prototype/paper prototype that will be tested at a concert at the end of the event on Saturday night.


20-21 May 2017


Seattle, Washington

Situated in tech hubs across the U.S., #expeditionhacks brings together passionate developers, designers, and entrepreneurs to create innovative approaches to topics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, first responders, national security, and environmental conservation. $12,000 in prizes.


08 April 2017

Steamhack 2017 Hackathon

Steamhack 2017 is an event designed by the Tallahassee technology community. Teams of product designers, software developers, and digital artists will compete to produce the most impressive solution to a given technical challenge. This type of event is known as a hackathon. Local companies will sponsor the event, and the proceeds will go towards providing technology education to the members of our community via the following two not for profit entities.


01 April 2017

Cyber Defense Competition


Are you interested in designing foolproof networks, fending off cyber-attacks and developing systems that keep information secure? Join Argonne National Laboratory located in Argonne, Illinois for our Second Annual Cyber Defense Competition. Collegiate teams (Blue Team) come together to design and defend their network against the attackers (Red Team), who attempts to infiltrate the network and disrupt services.


31 March – 2 April 2017


Join us for three full days of talks and trainings from the finest peeps in the security world! Come enjoy the benefits of a small conference where you won't get lost in the crowd and you get time to interact directly with the speakers and your security peers. Attending the talks on Friday is FREE, so you have no excuse! Bring your friends and co-workers for an epic weekend of security fun at Dakota State University!


13-14 February 2017

DeveloperWeek Hackathon

The DeveloperWeek Hackathon invites 1,000 developers (600 at the headquarters and 400 off-site) to one of San Francisco’s largest hackathons, where you can compete to win over $100,000 in cash and prizes.


01 January to 01 April 2017

Black T-Shirt Cyber Forensics Challenge

Designed to promote interest in digital forensics, develop relationships among academic institutions, foster collaboration between academia and the corporate sector, and provide a valuable hands-on exercise for learning and training. Registration will be available on January 1. Participants will be able to register any time during that period; however, contest entries must be submitted by 11:59PM April 1. Registration is free. First Place: $250



November – 2017

Cyber Security Challenge UK

Our sponsors provide challenges that are designed to test the skills that will help you to progress through to a F2F event and ultimately through to our Master class. The abilities tested in all of our competitions will help those of you who are looking to secure a career in the Cyber Security industry. We run a number of competitions testing different skills and age groups. Our main competitions program involves online qualifiers and face-to-face semi-finals culminating in the annual Master class grand finale where our champion of the year is crowned.

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