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RED: Houston's Premier
Innovation Experience

What is CodeRED?

CodeRED is a 24 hours hackathon, organized by CougarCS, the largest 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? Come join us at CodeRED Artemis to solve real-life problems, explore new possibilities, and shoot for the moon.

Frequently Asked Questions
Who can attend CodeRED?

All students and recent graduates are welcome.

When is the last day to register?

The registration deadline has been extended until September 29, 2021.

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!!!

Which is older - the moon or the sun?

The moon duh... it can stay out all night. (Okay, we'll stop with the Artemis jokes now.)

Got more questions?

Feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] or on Twitter @CodeRED_HOU



    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

      Check-in / Networking

      11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

      Welcome Ceremony

      12:00 PM

      Hacking starts

      12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

      Hackathon 101 Workshop

      1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

      Basics of React Workshop

      3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

      Intro to API Workshop

      4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

      Visualizing data with HCSS

      5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

      Resume Review with ConocoPhillips

      6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

      Skribbl.io Social

      8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

      Painting Social

      11:00 PM - 12:00 AM

      WPM Race

  • Sunday

    • 2:00 AM - 3:00 AM

      Valorant Free-For-All

      12:00 PM

      Hacking ends, Final submissions due

      12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

      Presentations and Judging

      2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


      3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

      Awards Ceremony

  • Sponsorship

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


    Shubha Joshi

    Director of CodeRED

    Reeba Sayed


    Ali Zain Charolia

    Communications Director

    Sergio Robledo

    Web Officer

    Giselle Ruiz

    Communications Officer

    Henry Hite

    Communications Officer

    Lotanna Ohazuruike

    Public Relations Director

    Chetana Pitani

    Marketing Director

    Muhammad Usman

    Logistics Director

    Jeff Onyemachi

    Logistics Officer

    Duc Nguyen

    Public Relations Officer

    Janice Liang

    Marketing Officer

    Abdullah Samma

    Logistics Officer

    Jordan Miles

    Logistics Officer

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