Hello World is Purdue's freshman-only 24-hour hackathon meant to introduce freshmen to the concept of hackathons. Since 2015, our group of 29 undergraduates has been working hard to fulfill our vision of fostering a community at Purdue surrounding learning, sharing, and building. It is our mission to expose freshmen and first-time hackers to hacker culture in a beginner-friendly environment

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$1,500 in prizes

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

Cisco's choice award

Sandia's award for best project in national security

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Submit your project on here! Make sure it is the project you worked on during Hello World not before! Also please remember to list all the members of your team so we know who contributed.

The final deadline for submissions is 10:00 AM, September 19th 2021. After that, you will not be able to submit your projects and be eligible for prizes.


Company Mentors

Company Mentors


Hello World


Hello World

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Skill
    We're looking for people who went outside their comfort zone and developed an exciting project.
  • Creativity and Scalability
    We're looking for creative ideas and innovative projects that make you think outside the box and that offers a new perspective.
  • Technical Development
    We want to see how much you've challenged yourself and what technologies and programming tools you've used.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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