Who Are We?

We are a community of students who collaborate, learn, and build kick-ass technical projects.

What We Do


Hackathons are 36 hour coding competitions and the fastest way to build the project of your dreams. We send buses to hackathons across the country almost every week. While you're hacking, you can get to know representatives from companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and more! Plus, every hackathon is filled to the brim with free food and free swag.

Social Events

Every few weeks Purdue Hackers hosts events where people hang out, work on projects, share ideas, and learn about cool new technologies. We strive to create an environment where it's easy to meet some of the students at the forefront of innovation at Purdue. We also invite speakers from cutting edge companies in the industry to share their experience with us.


What is hacking?

You're probably thinking of movies where hackers steal secrets from the FBI. That's not what we're about. To us, hacking means using cutting edge technology to create kick-ass projects.

I missed the callout!
Can I still join?

Absolutely! You can find all of our events in the Purdue Hackers facebook group. No prior knowledge or experience is needed, so come say hi!

What if I can't code?

No problem! As long as you're passionate about how technology can shape the future, you'll fit right in. We offer lots of events to help teach coding skills, including a semester-long coding bootcamp called Ignite.

What's up with the logo?

It's a glider from Conway's Game of Life. It's a universal symbol for hacking and was chosen because it's the only pattern in the game that can spread life to new areas.

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