About CougHacks

CougHacks is free for all participants. You do not need to be an expert programmer to participate, just bring a desire to learn more about technology! Hardware will not be provided to participants, so bring a laptop. The event begins April 5th at 11:00 A.M. and ends on April 6th at 6:00 P.M. Participants are encouraged to stay for the entire event to submit their project for judging and be eligible for prizes. Teams can have up to 4 members. You can prearrange teams prior to the event or we can help teams form as projects begin. Sign up using the button above.

Click here for the Hackathon Handout regarding more information.


Day 1
‚Äč April 5th

11:00 A.M.: Opening Ceremony and Serve Lunch (Brooklyn Bros. Pizzeria)

12:00 P.M.: Hackathon Start

4:00 P.M.: Despi Delite Bakery Donuts and Participation Prize

8:00 P.M.: Serve Dinner (Panda Express)


Day 2
April 6th

12:00 A.M.: Midnight Cookies and Participation Prizes

4:00 A.M.: Ice Cream and Participation Prize

8:00 A.M.: Serve Breakfast (Panera Bread)

12:00 P.M.: Hackathon Ends and Lunch (Olive Garden)

1:00 P.M.: Judging

6:00 P.M.: Closing Ceremony


  • HTC Vive VR Headset
  • RTX 4060 Graphics Card
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Xbox Series S - Starter Bundle
  • Apple Watch SE
  • Asus Portable Monitor
  • Sony Headphones
  • Raspberry Pi 5
  • JBL Flip 5 Portable Speaker
  • Apple Airpods
  • Glorious Model 0 V2 Gaming Mouse
  • Logitech MX Anywhere 3S Mouse

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

CougsHacks is a collegiate level hackathon held at WSU Everett.

CougsHacks will be hosted in person at the WSU Everett Campus.

All students attending any University, College, or High School can attend.

CougHacks is completely free to attend.

All students must bring their own laptop, charger, sleeping bags, and pillows.

Team sizes are 4 people maximum.

During the start of the event we will host a team forming activity to ensure that all attendies have a team.

No, we require everyone to start their project during the hackathon.

You will be judged on a scales detailed in the following document:
Click here to view the Judging Criteria document.

Please reach out to us via one of our social media platforms or send us an email at: nhan.nguyen1@wsu.edu. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.


  • Feel free to contact us using our email address with any questions or opportunities
  • 915 North Broadway Everett, WA 98201
  • nhan.nguyen1@wsu.edu