YCP Hacks

November 5 - 7, 2021

York College of Pennsylvania


To York and Beyond

Conveniently nestled in the middle of rural Pennsylvania, YCP Hacks is a college level hackathon with small town charm. An hour north of Baltimore, an hour and a half from Philadelphia, and 2 hours from Penn State places it right in the middle of Pennsylvania Dutch Country (presumably made of Funnel Cake). The event is set on the charming York College of Pennsylvania campus, with all the facilities, people and camaraderie that comes with it. Our mission is to promote technical knowledge, innovation, and entrepreneurship in York and beyond, and we just can't wait to see what you do next.

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2021 Schedule

Friday November 5th, 2021
5 PM Doors Open and Dinner
6:30 PM Opening Ceremony
7:30 PM Team Building
8:15 PM Idea Building
10:00 PM SOLID footing for Day2Day Software Development - Chris Hunt
12 AM Midnight Nerf War
Saturday November 6th, 2021
2 AM Trivia
7 AM Breakfast
10 AM SpaceX Talk - Prof. Hake
11:30 AM Design Thinking - DR. JAY AZRIEL
12 PM Lunch
1 PM Meet the Students - Mini job fair
4 PM Cup Stacking Contest
6 PM Keynote: Augmented Reality - Jason Roberts
7:30 PM Dinner
11 PM Smash Bros Ultimate 1v1 Tourney
12 AM Midnight Whoopie Pies
Sunday November 7th, 2021
1 AM Race the clock - Daylight contest
7 AM Breakfast
10 AM Presentations & Judging
12 PM Closing Ceremonies
* Schedule is to be changed.


What's a hackathon?

A 36 hour event where you work together with a team to make something awesome. You don't need to know how to code or be a supreme hacker, just how to be creative! You can also get help from our mentors and speakers who will be attending.

Can I come?

We'll take any college student from anywhere on earth! We sadly cannot accept students under the age of 18. All students from outside of York College must attend online

Where is this going to be?

The Willman Business Center of York College! There will be free parking in the adjacent lot for the entire weekend.

When will this be?

November 5 - 7, 2021


Learn new things, meet new people, and tons of free food and swag.

Will you reimburse travel?

If we get enough sponsors this season, we may offer it closer to the event date. At this time we cannot confirm it though. Apply and we'll email our applicants with more information as it becomes available.

I don't have a team so....

Well you're in luck! We have tons of team building activities if you don't have a team to come with you. You can also work alone if you'd like.

But I can't code!

We'll have tons of great workshops and mentors to help you learn and build something amazing!

How much does it cost?

Nothing! Registration is free and food will be provided for you. And of course, swag is free too.

Will there be hardware available?

Yes! Hardware will be provided.

What should I bring?

ID, Clothing, sleeping bag, and any necessary tech (and chargers). And deodorant. Please.

Do I keep my Intellectual Property?

Yes! Participants retain 100% of the intellectual property that they create during the event.

Are there any rules?

You can find our code of conduct here.

You didn't answer my question!

Send it to us at info@ycphacks.io!.

2021 Prizes


Surface Go

Smart TV

Quest 2

Nintendo Switch

Creality Ender 3D Printer

TECBOSS 3D Pen and filament

Beats Solo 3 Headphones

Amazon Echo

Apple Homepod Mini

Google Nest Speaker

Beats Pill

Gaming Keyboard and Mouse

Gaming Chair

Arduino Starter Kit

Google Swag!

$200+ in gift cards

$1000+ in cash prizes

Sponsored Hacks to Come!

2021 Sponsors

Want to sponsor? Email us at Sponsor@YCPHacks.IO
Our prospectus can be found here

Google Cloud Hack

Create a hack using any Google Cloud service in order to be entered into the Google Hack category.

Schneider Prize for Technology Innovation - MRG

Use a raspberry pi in order to send and gather data from an MRG lab robot.

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