YCP Hacks

November 3 - 5, 2023

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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2023 Schedule

Friday November 3rd, 2023
5 PM Doors Open and Dinner
6:30 PM Opening Ceremony
7:30 PM Team and Idea Building
8:30 PM Git Workshop
9:00 PM Prof GZ - Privilege Escalation
12 AM Midnight Nerf War
Saturday November 4th, 2023
2 AM Trivia/Kahoots
9 AM Breakfast
11 AM Prof Hake - How to Stick a Computer in a Bowling Ball
12 PM Lunch
1 PM David McHugh and Kate Kenelly - Post Grad Life
2 PM Alex Louderback, CEO of BeeCentral - The Open Source Smart Home with Home Assistant
3 PM Dr. Babcock - Basic Machine Learning Program
5 PM Dr. Moscola - Beginner's Workshop on Blockchain Development: How to Write and Deploy a Simple Smart Contract
6 PM Slideshow Karaoke
7:00 PM Dinner
8:30 PM Prof Zeller - Fire Spinning
11 PM Smash Bros Ultimate 1v1 Tourney
12 AM Midnight Whoopie Pies
Sunday November 5th, 2023
1 AM Daylight Savings Event
9 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. All students from outside of York College may be asked to attend online if Covid protocols change

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 3 - 5, 2023


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 the MLH code of conduct here.

You didn't answer my question!

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

2022 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!

2023 Sponsors

Want to sponsor? Email us at INFO@YCPHacks.IO
Checkout what we have to offer to sponsors Sponsor Video
Our prospectus can be found here


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