MARCH 26th - 27th, 2022

HooHacks is a team of UVA students who run HooHacks, Virginia's biggest hackathon and one of the 50 biggest collegiate hackathons in the US. HooHacks also plans Ideathon, a tech entrepreneurship networking event. Our goal is to make learning and using software development in UVA and other colleges more accessible and fun!


No coding experience? No problem. We have industry experts and experienced students hosting workshops and tech talks perfect for beginners and advanced students interested in exploring different topics.


We have mentors readily available for one-on-one help with your project and tons of resources. Grab some friends or meet new people and build something cool!

Have fun

HooHacks has free food, exciting speakers, free swag from company sponsors, and tons of fun activities. Meet some new people and enjoy a Smash Bros. tournament, midnight yoga, and great food!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a 24-hour tech event for teams of students to learn new skills, build cool tech projects, and meet tons of other students and tech professionals. There's food, awesome workshops, and super cool swag. Best of all — it's completely free! 

Who can attend?

All current undergraduate, graduate, and high school students at least 16 years of age may attend HooHacks. No coding experience is necessary! Non-STEM majors, first-time hackers, and beginner coders are welcomed and encouraged to join us!

Do I need a team?

If you are planning to compete for a prize, you may be in a team of 1-4 people. If you don't have one yet, no worries! We will have a team formation workshop before hacking begins.

Can I sleep?

Yes, you don't have to stay up for the full 24 hours!

How is HooHacks responding to COVID-19?

For the upcoming HooHacks 2022 and Ideathon 2021, we are still deciding between in-person and virtual events. Keep checking for updates!

I have more questions...

Contact us at or message us on Facebook if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback!

How can I receive updates?

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Past Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring? Check out our sponsor packet and contact us at

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2022 HooHacks Members

Amrit Gorle


Jade Heilemann


Virginia Wilson

Secretary, General Exec

Amayr Babar

Tech Co-Chair

William Mueller

Tech Co-Chair

Erick Tian

Hack-Ex Co-Chair

Ankisha Singh

Hack-Ex Co-Chair

Tianyang Chen

Marketing Co-Chair

TJ Vitchutripop

Marketing Co-Chair

David Mead


Liam O'Casey

External Communications Co-Chair

Gloria Sun

External Communications

Major League Hacking 2021 Hackathon Season