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RED: Houston's Premier
Innovation Experience

What is CodeRED?

CodeRED is a 24 hours hackathon event organized by CougarCS, the largest student-run computer science organization at the University of Houston. It's an event for people to come together and innovate by pushing their limits to create something amazing!

Want to learn something new, network with like-minded computer scientists, and push the boundaries of your skill? Come join us at CodeRED Odyssey to solve real-life problems, explore new possibilities, and shoot for the stars!

Frequently Asked Questions
Who can attend CodeRED?

All students and recent graduates are welcome. Since we are an MLH member event, participants must also accept the MLH Code of Conduct.

How long is CodeRED?

CodeRED Odyssey is 24-hours long. It's scheduled to be on October 29th - October 30th, 2022.

When is the registration deadline for CodeRED Odyssey?

Registration deadline is on Friday, October 7th, 2022. Please make sure all your team members register before deadline so we can get a better participant count for logistical purposes.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a Student/Legal ID so our team can check you in during the event. You will also need to bring your own computer. It is also recommended to bring a Connector Strip if you want!

What if I am not experienced?

Don't worry! CodeRED is designed to be beginner friendly. We will be having plenty of resources, workshops and mentors to point you in the right direction.

How much does it cost?

Not a dollar! It's completely free. We'll be providing snacks, meals and drinks as well.

What if I don't have a team?

That's pretty common, you'll have some time before and at the beginning of the event to meet other participants who are looking for a team as well. We highly recommend that you team up with someone and make new friends.

How big can a team be?

A team may have a maximum of 4 people, though you can go solo too.

Is there swag?

We know Hackathons and swag go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly so, of course there will be swag!

Got more questions?

Feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] or on Instagram/Twitter


Our partnership with companies, nonprofits, and startups makes CodeRED outstanding.


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Aman Surani

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Sana Akbani

Logistics Director

Giselle Ruiz

Internal Affairs Director

Nathan Nguyen

Marketing Director

Benjamin Key

Corporate Relations Officer

Laney Tran

Corporate Relations Officer

Rehman Essani

Corporate Relations Officer

Bryant Le

Logistics Officer

Fiza Gubitra

Logistics Officer

Raunak Bose

Logistics Officer

Charity Smith

Logistics Officer

Saifur Rehman

Logistics Officer

Alivia Souvanna

Internal Affairs Officer

Genesis Alvarez

Internal Affairs Officer

Christopher Turcios

Communications Officer

Maryam Naeem

Communications Officer

Mihir Sahu

Marketing Officer

Johnny Le

Marketing Officer

Andrew Dieu

Designer & Marketing Officer

Rabimba Karanjai

Administrative Officer

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