University Park, PA
HackPSU is a hackathon, and it is the third largest event on campus - just behind THON and Movin' On, and we are the largest Tech event on campus every semester. This past event on April 7-8th was our largest ever, with over 700 participants.
So what is HackPSU?
Hackathons and HackPSU specifically provide a venue for self-expression and creativity through technology. People with any background can come together, form teams around a problem or idea, and collaboratively create a unique solution from scratch, all done within 24 hours.
As a club our job is to organize every aspect of this event, from finding sponsors to fund the event, to working with caterers to supply the food for all the participants.
Part of our event is giving out a lot of free swag. Every semester we give out free t-shirts, mugs, stickers, patches to our participants all of which are designed by Director of Design. Our Director of Design also works closely with our Tech team to make our website's user-interface look as beautiful as it does.
These designs go into the hands of over 700+ people, and will be seen by tens of thousands more. This past year we've had multiple of our corporate sponsors ask for t-shirts and swag to personally give to their company's Presidents and CEOs.