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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2019 Schedule

Friday November 15th, 2019
5 PM Doors Open and Dinner
6:30 PM Opening Ceremony
7:00 PM - 9:00PM Therapy Animals
8:30 PM Team Building
9:15 PM Idea Building
9:45 PM Where-To-Find workshop
10:00 PM Intro to Embedded Systems - Aaron Roby
12 AM Midnight Nerf War
Saturday November 16th, 2019
2 AM Trivia
7 AM Breakfast
10 AM Tesla Disruption - Professor Don Hake II
12 PM Lunch
2 PM Tesla Discussion Board - Dr. Inci Ruzybayev, Professor Don Hake II, Joseph Beck
4 PM SQL Injection - Professor G. Z.
5 PM Cup Stacking Contest
6:30 PM REST API development Workshop - Kyle Musco
7 PM Dinner
9 PM Keynote Speaker - Micheal Zinn
11 PM Smash Bros Ultimate 1v1 Tourney
12 AM Midnight Whoopie Pies
Sunday November 17th, 2019
7 AM Breakfast
10 AM Presentations & Judging
12 PM Closing Ceremonies
* Schedule is to be determined.


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?

November 15 - 17, 2019


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!.

2019 Prizes

Surface Go

IPad 2019

Smart TV

Creality Ender 3D Printer

TECBOSS 3D Pen and filament

Beats Solo 3 Headphones

Amazon Echo

Beats Pill

Nintendo Switch Lite

Gaming Keyboard and Mouse

UOMAX Gaming Chair

Arduino Starter Kit

Explorer 8 Microchip

Pi 4 Starter Kit + microSD

Wireless Charger

20,000 mA Power Bank

Goal Zero Solar Panel Charger

$1000+ in cash prizes

2019 Sponsors

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


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