by HackCU

150 Makers · 15 Hours

November 10th 2018

Our Story

HackCU was started four years ago by a group of passionate students who wanted to provide other students the time and space to work on projects they don’t normally work on through school. Since then we’ve been committed to fulfilling our mission of bringing you high-quality, inclusive events open to people of all levels of experience.

Why You?

Like making gadgets? Enjoy programming Arduino's? Design creative works? We will provide the space and the resources for you to express your creativity, ingenuity, and determination to create anything you want to. Whether you’re building your first robot, dabbling in the workshop, or hacking your own laptop, Phase is for you. Phase is for people of all backgrounds and experiences. So, come and join us!

All the important questions. Answered.

How does it work?

Over a 19 hour period, you’ll work in a team of up to 4 hackers to make anything your heart desires! We’ll provide you with a bunch of prototyping resources and lots of food to keep you fueled.

What should I bring?

In order to check-in, you must have a government-issued ID. But, you should also bring your laptop, laptop charger, phone, chargers, headphones and a reusable water bottle. If you’d like to bring something off-the- shelf that we are not providing, make sure to shoot us an email!

I'm a beginner. Can I still apply?

Absolutely! We encourage makers of all levels to come build and learn! We’ve got tons of mentors and we really focus on catering to newcomers’ needs by providing tutorials and online resources. We are extremely beginner friendly!

Who can attend?

We welcome any student 18 or older to participate!

How much does Phase cost?

Phase is absolutely free to attend. We will also provide meals, snacks, and refreshments!

Will you offer travel reimbursement?

It is not likely that we will be offering travel reimbursement for this event. We will be offering for our main event on February, HackCU, if you are interested.

What hardware will be available?

We are currently working with sponsors and providers to finalize a list of available hardware. We will announce it on our social media platforms. If there’s something you want to see, feel free to send us an email and we’ll see what we can do!

Do I need a team? How large are teams?

Don’t have a team? We got you covered. We will have time before hacking begins for hackers to get together and form teams. You can have a maximum of 4 members on your team.

Will there be food?

Plenty, we will provide three meals a day as well as snacks, drinks, and caffeine.

What if I am not a student?

Be a volunteer or mentor! Apply here

What if I have another question?

Tweet us at @hackcu or drop us a line at

See projects submitted during Phase!

Event Schedule
Subject to change.

Time Event
7:00 am Check-In
7:30 am Breakfast
8:00 am Opening Ceremonies
8:00 am Hacking Begins!
8:30 am Team formation
12:00 pm Lunch
Time Event
6:00 pm Dinner
9:00 pm Desserts
11:00 pm Hacking Ends
11:30 pm Project Expo / Judging
12:00 am Closing Ceremonies w top 3 presentations
1:00 am End of event

Oh! We've also got lots of workshops, tech talks, and games planned along the way!

Want to build Phase with us?

Help us make this happen and welcome over 150 awesome makers. Register now!


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Phase is happening at Idea Forge on November 10th

Contact Us

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