ACM's 24-hour hackathon, TrojanHacks is back! TrojanHacks welcomes USC students of all experience levels, including beginners!

Our mission is to create a safe and collaborative environment for USC students to explore all their hacking dreams. Get ready for a weekend filled with workshops, hacking, and creative problem solving!


Schedule (PST):

Saturday, Nov. 13th: ZHS 159

10:00AM-11:00AM Check-in with donuts & coffee
11:00AM Welcome Presentation
11:15AM Team matching
11:30AM Hacking begins
1:00PM Front-End and React Workshop
2:30PM Hasura/GraphQL Workshop
6:00PM Social and Pizza
7:00PM How to Pitch Your Hack Workshop

Sunday, Nov. 14th: GFS 106

11:00AM Brunch
11:30AM Hacks due
11:45AM Demos and judging
1:30PM Prizes


  • Team sizes are limited to up to 4 students
  • Start and complete your hack during the 24 hours of TrojanHacks starting Saturday, November 13 (11:30am), and ending Sunday, November 14 (11:30am)
  • Make sure to create a DevPost profile for your hack and submit it by 11:30am on Sunday, November 14.
  • Include screenshots, pictures, and/or videos of your hack in your DevPost submission 
  • If your team is unable to present during the Project Demos (Sunday at 11:45am), we recommend a more detailed devpost submission. You can include lots of pictures, explanations, and screen records in your submission and mention anything you would want to say in front of the judges!

Hackathon Sponsors


$239 in prizes

1st Place

Amazon Echo Dots (1 per member)

2nd Place

Heat Changing Mugs (1 per member)

3rd Place

Coding-Themed Stickers

Income Inequality and Diversity Prize by Women in Computing

Half-Zip Sweatshirts

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Professor Saty Raghavachary

Professor Saty Raghavachary

Judging Criteria

  • Complexity
    How difficult was it to produce the hack? Are the technical aspects of the hack complex or surface level?
  • Functionality
    Does the hack serve a useful purpose? Will the hack be useful for its target audience?
  • Innovation
    Does the hack bring a fresh new idea to the hacking community? Is the hack unique and groundbreaking?
  • Design and User Experience
    Is the hack polished? Is the hack intuitive to use and does it function well?
  • Awesomeness
    Overall WOW Factor.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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