The OSU Annual AI Hackathon

Registration Form:
HackAI 2023 Discord:

Hybrid: All in person events will be in Pomerene Hall 280 and Zoom links will be provided in our HackAI 2023 Discord

Event Description: HackAI is a 2 day hackathon where students can choose from challenges or tackle their own projects with the help of artificial intelligence. Mentors will be provided throughout the day and judging will occur on the second day to determine the best AI projects of HackAI 2023. Tutorials, datasets, and meals will be provided.

Eligibility for Prizes: Teams of 1-4 members consisting of all OSU students are eligible for prizes

Prizes (Amazon Gift Cards):
Prizes are split amongst members of each team
HackAI Main Challenge:
- $400 for first place team
- $300 for second place team
- $200 for third place team
AI Club Challenge:
- $100 for first place team
- $75 for second place team
- $50 for third place team

Day 1 February 18th 8am - 10pm: We will have an opening kickoff at 9am before releasing students to work on their projects. Mentors will be around to assist students with any project questions. Food will be provided to participants and mentors throughout the day.

Day 2 February 19th 8am - 4pm: Students are welcome to work throughout the night and submit project video submissions by 11am. Judges will watch video submissions and meet with teams on their projects. Once the judging is over, scores will be tallied and the awards ceremony will commence at 3pm.


See Past HackAIs and Winners

I've never participated in an Artificial Intelligence themed hackathon, can I still participate?
Yes! Everyone is welcome to participate! We will have mentors to answer any questions and you also have your awesome team to help you out.

Can I participate virtually?
Yes! We are using Discord as our online platform. You will be able to work with your team, connect with mentors and get judged through Discord. All events will be hybrid and Zoom links will be posted in the Discord.

Where is your virtual platform?
The Discord will be used specifically for HackAI 2023

What if I don't have a team?
At the end of our weekly meetings on Mondays from 7-8pm, we will have a team formation session for anyone looking for teammates. You can also ask around in the Artificial Intelligence Club Discord or HackAI 2023 Discord.

Will there be swag?
Yes! There will be a cool t-shirt, stickers and more!

Who hosts HackAI?
HackAI is hosted by a group of students from the Artificial Intelligence Club at Ohio State.

Do I need to be a part of the AI Club to participate in HackAI?
No! All students are welcome to participate!

I attend another university, can I still participate
Yes! All students attending a US university are allowed to participate.

Any Other Questions?
Contact or ask in the Discord

Want to participate?

University students are welcome to attend. Signups will open soon. To get an automatic notification, join the OSU AI Club mailing list!

During the hackathon, students will be provided with many resources to help create their project. This includes: mentors, tutorials, datasets, and meals.

Why sponsor?

Sponsors are what make Hack AI possible. Without them, Hack AI would not exist. The food, friendly environment, and opportunities available are all due to organizations chipping in.

To help, sponsors get many unique benefits. For the full sponsorship packet, email the OSU AI Club.


Meet new friends
Learn about AI
Win prizes and swag


Access to club resumes
Propose challenges