Announcing the CCSC: Central Plains Hackathon!

When TBA
Where Develop your solution at your home college or university. Presentations and Judging at the CCSC:CP Conference

How will the Hackathon work?

The Hackathon kicks off at TBA with an online reveal of the theme/problem and a review of Hackathon rules. Teams have until TBA to develop an original, innovative solution to the problem. Each team must submit a link to a 3 minute video that pitches their solution and submit the artifacts of their solution by the 6:00 p.m. Sunday deadline. Judging will take place at the CCSC: CP Conference held at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa on Saturday, April 19, 2024. Each team will be expected to present their solution and a panel of judges will award prizes. (Yes there will be monetary prizes!!).

Judging Criteria

Entries in the CCSC:CP Hackathon will be judged using the following three criteria:

  1. Potential impact of your solution.
  2. Embodiment of the Hackathon rules.
  3.  Quality of your presentations (Video and final presentation)

Sign me up! How do I register for the Hackathon?

You may register a team of 2-5 students who are currently enrolled with you in your college or university. The process is as follows:

  1. Register your team for the CCSC:CP conference by the registration deadline of February 17, 2024.
  2.  Send an email to Scott Sigman ( by the registration deadline with your team name, the name and email address of each member of the team, and the name and email address of a faculty sponsor from your college or university. Make sure that the subject line of the email reads: CCSC:CP Hackathon Registration.
  3. Have your faculty sponsor email to certify their sponsorship of your team and certification that your team members are all students at your institution.

2023 Hackathon One! Results

  • Best in Show – Drury Panthers
    • Jali Prucell, Paul Pollard, Charlie Roder, Jacob Hutchinson,and Jace Reinke
  • Highest Potential for Impact – Mules 2 from UCM
    • Judith Limo, Paul Dakkumalla, Uma Bontha, Collin Vessel, Peter Morris
  • Strongest Minimal Viable Product – Dragon Bytes from UCM
    • Lydia Eason,  and Audrey Tabler