WiseHacks is an annual hackathon organized by the UVa-Wise Abingdon office.  We are an official Major League Hacking-member event.

WiseHacks provides college students (18+) with the opportunity to showcase their technical skills and passion for building innovative software applications and hardware hacks. Participants spend 24 hours learning about new technology, networking with professional mentors and working to solve a problem of their choosing. Whether building a website, mobile app or hardware hack, the goal is to start from scratch and end with a usable prototype to demo in front of our panel of judges.


Where is WiseHacks?

Our 24-hour events are held at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center. Our venue is located just off Exit 14 of I-81 in Abingdon, Virginia.

The Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center is located at 1 Partnership Circle, Abingdon, VA 24210.


Where should I stay?

Our venue is right next door to Comfort Inn & Suites of Abingdon! We have reserved a block of rooms for this event. Please call Comfort Inn & Suites at (276) 698-3040 and let them know that you are participating in WiseHacks to claim the Government Rate for your stay!


What should I do while I’m in town?

We can’t wait for you to visit our beautiful town and we have put together this helpful list to make sure your stay in Abingdon is the best it can be. Visit the link to learn more about what Southwest Virginia has to offer:  Welcome to Abingdon, VA!