Compete in Gannon’s Hackathon to solve a hybrid of online to on-site cybersecurity challenges and unlock your potential.

Do you have what it takes?

Students participating in the Hackathon.

Hackathon Series

Gannon University welcomes you to participate in our Hackathon series of online to on-site cybersecurity challenges. These events give participants experience in designing a secure a machine, as well as integrating solutions to protect systems from the sort of attacks found in the real world. The competition involves multiple categories of problems, each of which contains a variety of questions of different point values and difficulties.

Registration below is for the virtual Hackathon events. You may only register and participate in one of the two events.

Participation in the virtual events will serve as a gateway for qualifying finishers to be invited to compete in an on-campus Hackathon on February 16. Competitors will have the chance to win prizes* including:

Who: Competitors must be current juniors and seniors in high school. Students can compete individually in your own homes, as well as in groups. Talk to a teacher at your school about opening a computer lab for your group to compete.

First time competing? No problem! This competition is designed for students of all cybersecurity skill levels with any academic interest. Competitors will receive instructions at the start of the Hackathon to guide you through challenges of varying difficulty. Students will be given clues to solve tasks tailored to both first-time gamers and experienced competitors.


Cost: Free

*Prizes: High school juniors are eligible to win only the prizes toward admission to the Gannon summer camp. To be eligible for scholarship awards from this competition, students must be a senior invited to the on-campus Hackathon who is accepted to Gannon University and expected to enroll in cyber engineering, cybersecurity or a related engineering and computer science field. Only one participant will receive a full-tuition scholarship. All seniors who are invited to the on-campus Hackathon and choose to participate in the competition will have their Admissions Merit award increased by $1,500. Details of the scholarship awards are included with students’ acceptance letters.