Who Are We?

We are a community of students who collaborate, learn, and build kick-ass technical projects.

What We Do

Hack Nights

Every fortnight, Purdue Hackers hosts Hack Nights at the Anvil. Bring any personal projects, ideas, or friends to build and learn about cool up and coming technologies. Hack nights are also a great place to meet other hackers in the community and meet some of the students at the forefront of innovation at Purdue. On occasion, we will also invite speakers from cutting edge companies in the industry as well.


Ignite is a one on one coding bootcamp ran in the fall by the Purdue Hackers team. Incoming freshmen are each paired with an upperclassman mentor and over the course of the semester, is guided through the process of creating an awesome technical project. Socials are held for the pairs and demos are shown off at the end of the semester. Apply today at IgniteTheFla.me.


The fastest way to build the project of your dreams with your closest buds. Hackthons are 36 hour coding competitions that take place all across the country. Get to know representatives from companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and many more! Plus, each event is filled to the brim with free food and free swag.


What is hacking?

Unlike the TV shows and movies, hacking isn't about breaking into systems and stealing information. For us, to hack is to create innovative projects using technology as a means.

I missed the callout!
Can I still join?

Of course! You can find all of our events in the Purdue Hackers facebook group. We also have Recursions at the Anvil every other week. No prior knowledge or experience needed; just a excited and ready to learn attitude.

Can I join even if I can't code?

You bet you can! So long as you're passionate about how technology can shape the future, you'll fit right in. We also offer Ignite, a coding bootcamp every semester, that takes you from zero to hero in just a couple weeks.

What does the logo mean?

It's a glider from Conway's Game of Life. It's a universal symbol for hacking and was chosen because it's the only pattern in the game that can spread life to different colonies.

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