We are Purdue's Freshman Only Hackathon! We are dedicated to mentoring freshman while getting them involved in hacker culture and the Purdue CS community. We spend time introducing freshman to hackathons and how they work and give them their first taste of hackathons.

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$1,550 in prizes

1st Place

Echo (2nd Generation) Dolby Smart Speaker

2nd Place

Fire HD 8 Tablet (8" HD Display, 16 GB)

3rd Place

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - with Alexa

Most Innovative

2 Tile Mate with Replaceable Battery and 2 Tile Slim

Most Beneficial

Anker PowerCore 10000

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Hello World is open to Purdue's freshmen and first-time hackers.



Submit your project on here! Make sure it is the project you worked on during Hello World not before! Also please remember to list all the members of your team so we know who contributed.

The final deadline for submissions is 12:00 PM, September 15th. After that, you will not be able to submit your projects and be eligible for prizes.










Judging Criteria

  • Technical Skill
    We're looking for people who went outside their comfort zone and developed a exciting project.
  • Creativity and Scalability
    We're looking for creative ideas and innovative projects that make you think outside the box and that offers a new perspective.
  • Technical Development
    We want to see how much you've challenged yourself and what technologies and programming tools you've used.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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