All attendees are expected to adhere to the Major League Hacking Code of Conduct.

HackPSU Eligibility Criteria

To participate in HackPSU and be eligible for prizes, projects and all team members must abide by the following rules:

  • All team members must be at least 18 years or older. Aditionally, they must be either incoming students, current students, or recent graduates (within one year) of some college or university. Graduate students are included.
  • All team members have must have registered and accepted the Code of Conduct at
  • A team may consist of no more than 5 participants. The team may only submit one project, and no participant may be a member of multiple teams.
  • The project must be the team's own original work.
    • Use of existing open source code (e.g. npm), consulting with mentors, and reading from common resources such as Stack Overflow is allowed, but please provide links to resources used as citation.
    • All project code must be attached to the submission, and any templated code or open source packages used must be properly cited.
  • All projects must be built at HackPSU during the allotted time. Use of an existing project is not allowed, except for common templates or boilerplate.
  • Projects must be submitted to HackPSU Fall 2023, and only HackPSU Fall 2023. Projects submitted to any other hackathon or similar competition, even if happening during the same time interval, will be disqualified. 

HackPSU Cheating Policy

By submitting your project to HackPSU, you affirm:

  • The project was built during HackPSU Fall 2023 between 2PM ET on Saturday, October 21st and 1:45PM on Sunday, October 22nd.
  • The project is the team's original work (excepting existing open source code and common consultations).
  • The project has not been submitted to any other hackathons or competitions.
  • Only the people listed in the submission worked on the project. No member of the team submitted any other project during the event.

We reserve the right to monitor for cheating both manually and using automated technologies. Projects and teams that do not meet eligibility requirements will be excluded from judging and ineligible for prizes.