Winter 2019 4th Annual Hackathon Energy: Powering our Future with Coding!

What:  The CBusStudentHack Coding for Community is a 10-week programming contest for central Ohio high school students.

Training:  Participants in the CBusStudentHack have access to tools and software to develop apps. Students will also be mentored by academic leaders and Franklin University students.

2019 Theme:  Apps submitted by student teams should address the theme “ENERGY: Powering our Future with Coding!”

Details:  Apps submitted will be judged on software quality, potential impact on the central Ohio region, execution and creativity.

Goals:  Provide students with 21st century skills and prepare them for college and careers. Promote computer science education. Solve real world problems. Develop students’ technical communication strategies. Open the doors of opportunity and creativity.


Kickoff Event:  January 18, 2019 (8:30am – 1:30pm)

Judging & Awards Finale:  March 22, 2019 (8:30am – 1:30pm)

Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave, Columbus, OH 43215


  • CBusStudentHack is organized and led by Franklin University and Urbana University.
  • CBusStudentHack has been supported by several corporate and nonprofit sponsors during its first three years. We look forward to announcing our 2019 sponsors!


Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three student teams.

  • Grand Prize: $2,500
  • 2nd Place: $1,500
  • 3rd Place: $1,000

Other raffles and prizes, including Rookie of the Year, will be included.

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Questions: Contact us at cbusstudenthack2@gmail.com.

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