Computer Science Day

Computer Science Day 2022

In-person event cancelled

Unfortunately, the on-campus (in-person) Computer Science Day event on March 4th, 2022 has been cancelled.

However, we are excited to continue the virtual hack-a-thon component!

Registrations are still being accepted for the virtual hack-a-thon. View contest details below. Project submissions are due by February 21st. Finalists will still have an opportunity to present their hack-a-thon project virtually on March 4th for a chance to win a Dean of Science scholarship to study science at IUPUI! Up to twelve scholarships may be awarded.

All students are invited to attend the virtual project presentations.

Optional hack-a-thon/programming contest

This year’s Computer Science Day programming contest will be a bit different. The format will be a hack-a-thon and work will be submitted before the actual day of the event.

The contest will open on January 17 and conclude on February 21. Entries will not be accepted after February 21.

You may work individually or in pairs on your project and you will have assistance available from an IUPUI computer science student coach. This coach will be available via Zoom to help with the project design and implementation. You will still need to write code entirely on your own, but the coach will be available to help you learn new things you might not know how to do yet.

Hack-a-thon contest details

Your challenge is to build an original game using Scratch or Twine - tools for creating games and more.

Online help sessions—via Zoom with an IUPUI computer science student coach—will be communicated to you and added here when they become available.

Hack-a-thon presentations

At Computer Science Day on March 4th, finalists will present their hack-a-thon project to other participants.

  • If your hack-a-thon entry is selected and you attend the event, you will be asked to present in-person
  • If your hack-a-thon entry is selected and you do not attend the event, you will be asked to present virtually

If you participate in the hack-a-thon, you will be competing for IUPUI scholarships based on various project categories such as creativity, documentation, and presentation. When registering for the event, be sure to indicate whether or not you will be participating in the hack-a-thon and whether or not you will be attending Computer Science Day on March 4th.