Our Story

HackCU began four years ago when a group of passionate students wanted to provide other students the time and space to express their crativity and work on things they usually don't get a chance to. Since then we’ve been committed to fulfilling our mission of bringing students high-quality, inclusive events open to everyone irrespective of their experience.

Our Mission

Bring people together to create, learn, and have fun!

The Team

Our team comprises of innovative self starters who constantly want to empower the community. From computer scientists to entrepeneurs, our team has people of all backgrounds and experiences. An important element of HackCU is that all of our events are led exclusively by students. We teach and learn from our team members how to run and manage some of the largest technology events in the country. With this experience, our team members and alumni go on to work for some of the biggest names in tech and some even start their own companies.

Our Values

Hacker first

Everything we do is aimed at having hackers enjoy their time at our events.


At all times, HackCU encourages hackers and team members to improve, to learn and to push themselves beyond their limits.

Open Source

HackCU will be open to share its knowledge to anyone interested and to teach other students what we learn. This means all of our projects will be opensourced.

Student run and independent

HackCU is and always will be an independent entity run by students at CU Boulder. We won’t be sellouts.

Anyone is HackCU

We welcome everyone regardless of their background, gender, race, major, or level of experience.


Inspire people, to reach for more. Anyone can change the world around themselves!

Join Our Team

Open Positions


Every year we raise money to make our events possible. In this role you will get to work directly with some of the best companies in tech.


Work with campus stakeholders and suppliers to host the largest student hackathon in the rocky mountains


Our tech team builds and maintains a variety of open-source projects. Learn from some of the best developers on campus, and help build our tech stack.


Help get the word out about our events. We are looking for talent designers to work both with the tech team and marketing team to make HackCU possible.

Hacker Experience

Work organizing monthly workshops as well as any side event at our main events. We are looking for people to help us improve the experience hackers get at our events.

Current Team

Where They Go

HackCU helps set up its team members for great careers in technology. We pride ourselves on teaching our team members how to be great employees and founders. Below is a list of some of the companies our team members and alumni have gone on to intern at, work for, or found.

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