YCP Hacks

October 20th-22nd 2017

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.

Can't wait to apply?

Sign up here and we'll let you know when you're accepted in!

2017 schedule

Friday October 20th, 2017
4 PM Doors Open
6 PM Opening Ceremony
7 PM Dinner
8 PM - 9:30 PM Team Building, Idea Building
9:30 PM WTF ( Where to Find ) Workshop
10 PM Arduino Tutorial
12 AM Midnight Nerf War
Saturday October 21st 2017
7 AM Breakfast & Yoga
10 AM Science Fiction - Fact & Future
12 PM Lunch
2 PM Robotics Tutorial
5 PM Cup Stacking
6:30 PM Pi to High Rise
7 PM Dinner
10 PM So I Heard You Like Engineering...
12 AM Midnight Whoopie Pies
Sunday October 22nd 2017
7 AM Breakfast
10 AM Presentations & Judging
12 PM Closing Ceremonies
* Schedule is subject to change


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.

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?

Friday October 20th to Sunday October 22nd 2017


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

Will you reimburse travel?

YES. We are reimbursing travel on a case-by-case basis. Apply and if you are accepted, we will be in touch regarding travel.

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.

Is 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!.

2017 prizes



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


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