Hackathons are 36-hour events where students from across the country come together for a weekend to create anything that shows off their creativity and passion for development. You may choose any platform, programming language, or format to show how you re-imagine solutions.

Annual Events


HackGT is our annual flagship hackathon where students from across the country come together to celebrate creativity and innovation. We provide resources, workshops, and mentorship to allow students transform their imagination into reality.


Catalyst is HexLab’s community outreach event for high school students with limited STEAM exposure. Participants at Catalyst have the opportunity to learn about Computer Science and other related fields as a career path as well as be able to receive mentorship from industry professionals and Georgia Tech alumni.

Previous Events

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Horizons 2020

Horizons is an art+tech make-a-thon that encouraged participants to bring their most creative and quirky ideas to life by fiddling with the intersection of art and tech

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HackGTeeny 6

HackGTeeny 6 was the 6th iteration of our beginner-friendly workshop series! Miss the event? All workshop slides and content are posted on the event website.

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Horizons 2019

Horizons was HackGT’s first Art + Tech makeathon and a celebration of the arts community at Georgia Tech.

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BuildGT 2019

HackGT’s third hardware hackathon! This year, we partnered with The Invention Studio and The Hive to provide tooling, materials, and mentorship at the event!

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HackGTeeny 5

HackGTeeny 5 was focused around helping students jump start their CS career. At the event, we offered over 5 hours of beginner-friendly workshops!

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HackGT’s second hardware hackathon! We partnered with the Invention Studio to host BuildGT, a twelve hour hackathon with beginner-friendly workshops, crash courses on Invention Studio tools, and tons of hardware.

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A #spicy event centered around crazy ideas. Whether it’s a meme-based application or a random, fun project that you would love to bring to life, this is the place to be!

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Hardware Hackathon

HackGT’s first ever Hardware Hackathon! An event focused on bringing together students who are interested in bridging the worlds of hardware, electronics, and computer science.

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HackGTeeny 2

HackGT’s second small-scale hackathon focused on the development of skills needed to create full-stack projects!

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HackGT’s inaugural HackGTeeny, a hackathon geared towards beginners