Eat. Sleep. Code.

PennApps is a 40-hour application development competition at the University of Pennsylvania where the top student engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs come together to showcase technical achievements and compete for cash prizes.

We're huge -- and growing

PennApps is the largest student-run hackathon in the country. Last Spring we saw over 80 teams present their hacks, with over 350 students coming from 30 schools.

40 hours of hacking

The only thing you'll need to worry about when you get here is hacking. We'll take care of the rest. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, energy drinks, a place to sleep - all gratis.

Open to all students

PennApps is open to all current undergraduate and graduate students. You don't have to attend Penn and you don't have to be a computer science major. Just bring a laptop and you're good to go.


TBA (but over $20,000 total in cash prizes!)


Sign up for the event here.


Send us an email at contact@pennapps.com!