San Antonio, TX

April 7 - 8



RowdyHacks is a 24-hour competitive programming event in which, teams of students work together to “hack” a website, app, or tool. Whether you have never written a line of code or you are a seasoned programmer, RowdyHacks is for everyone! Use RowdyHacks to your advantage to learn and gain valuable skills, increase your network, boost your resume and have fun.


  • Saturday
    Apr. 7

  • 10:00am
    Check In Opens
  • 12:00pm
    Opening Ceremony
  • 1:30pm
    Hacking Begins
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 6:00pm
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Sunday
    Apr. 8

  • 12:00am
    Midnight Snack
  • 8:00am
  • 10:30am
    Project Submissions
  • 11:00am
    Demos and Judging
  • 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm
    Closing Ceremonies
  • 3:00pm


  • All
  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Partners

Geekdom is our platinum sponsor.
Working shoulder to shoulder, we support and sustain the United States Air Force. Its aircraft. Its facilities. Its infrastructure. Its systems. And all 300,000 active duty Airmen. We are the civilians who support and sustain the Air Force. At 180,000 strong, we too are a force to be reckoned with.
We go all out. We make success a team sport. We’re the perfect mix of start-up attitude and big company resources. And, being part of a family-run business allows us to treat our team members and clients like they’re just that – family. We are Cox Automotive, and together, we are transforming the way the world buys, owns and sells vehicles.
The mission of the association is to facilitate the financial security of its members, associates, and their families through provision of a full range of highly competitive financial products and services; in so doing, USAA seeks to be the provider of choice for the military community.
Chevron is a silver sponsor.
At Motiva, our success is powered by the collective energy and passion of our 2,300 dedicated US employees. We own and operate North America’s largest refinery, and through a network of 24 distribution terminals, we supply retail outlets with gasoline and diesel under the Shell and 76® brands.
Infosys is a global leader in technology services & consulting helping clients in more than 50 countries to create & execute digital transformation strategies.
US Army Medical Command is very interested in mobile applications that can support prolonged field care in the theater of operation. Of particular interest is how these how these apps can transmit data and facilitate clinical decision making in remote areas that lack access to significant medical resources.
Accenture Federal Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accenture, helps U.S. federal agencies build the government of the future. Accenture Federal Services is uniquely positioned to support federal agencies in shattering the status quo, achieving profound efficiencies and relentlessly delivering results. Accenture Federal Services is a long-time and trusted resource for the federal community. Every cabinet level agency in the United States-and 20 of the country's largest federal government agencies-have worked with Accenture Federal Services to achieve outcomes and move toward high performance.
ACM UTSA is the host of RowdyHacks and a student run non-profit at UTSA, dedicated to helping students grow and learn more about technology and industry.
ACM-W aims to create an engaging academic, professional, and social network for women and minorities in technology. Our purpose is to connect students with leaders and encourage them to pursue career opportunities in computing fields and to mentor for academic and professional success.








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What if I don’t know how to code?

That’s okay! RowdyHacks will have plenty of mentors and peers to help you learn. You don’t have to be an experienced coder to attend, and RowdyHacks is a great way to get into technology!

How big are the teams?

Teams can be formed of up to 4 students. The more brain power, the better! You can register with your friends, but many teams are formed at the event.

How can I get to RowdyHacks?

Transportation will be provided for UTSA students from the Main 1604 Campus to Geekdom. Students from other universities will need to provide their own transportation. Check out the Location tab for more information.

What should my project be?

Anything! You can make a new social media website, a simple weather app, a sentiment analysis tool for tweets...anything your wildest imagination can create. Your team can come prepared with an idea, or come up with one on the spot. Here’s some ideas to get you started:

Who can attend?

In the past, RowdyHacks has only been open to UTSA students. This year we’re excited to announce that we’ll be opening registration to other San Antonio area universities! If you’re a college student in the San Antonio area, you’re eligible to attend RowdyHacks 2018.

Where will RowdyHacks take place?

We are excited to announce our partnership with collaborative coworking space Geekdom to bring you RowdyHacks 2018. This year’s event will take place in downtown San Antonio at Geekdom’s offices. Check out the Location tab for more information.

Who is allowed to register?

Due to limited spacing/seatings at Geekdom, we are only accepting undergraduate college stuents. We hope in the future we can expand our event to Masters/PhD students.

How much does it cost?

RowdyHacks is absolutely free, thanks to our awesome sponsors. You don’t have to worry about a thing -- we’ll provide the food, t-shirts, snacks and prizes!

What should I bring?

Any hardware you plan on using for your project -- your laptop, charger, portable mouse, phone, raspberry pi, VR headset, robots, etc. You might also want to bring a change of clothes and toiletries.

Have another question? Ask here.

You can ask here, or feel free to reach out to the RowdyHacks Team at We’d be happy to help!


Geekdom is the platinum sponsor for RowdyHacks 2018 which will be held at Geekdom in downtown San Antonio. Although RowdyHacks has previously been hosted at UTSA, this year it will be held downtown, closer to the heart of San Antonio's technology and start-up communities, making it easier for students and industry professionals to meet and see each other's work.

Parking is available on the street and in parking garages downtown. Transportation will be provided for UTSA students to and from the event. Details to be announced.