IN3 and Booz Allen Hamilton to hold HackIN Hackathon in Indianapolis focused on reverse engineering and cybersecurity

Oct 15, 2019

HackIN is a unique hackathon focused on hardware/firmware reverse engineering. Come prepared to learn and demonstrate hardware and software skills in a team with mentorship from industry experts and leaders. Hosted by Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3) and Booz Allen Hamilton, this hackathon is focused on bringing together the brightest minds from Indiana and neighboring universities to innovate and demonstrate reverse engineering techniques to win prizes and learn more about industry opportunities.

Challenge: At HackIN, you play the role of a security researcher on an elite team providing cyber incident response services to Indiana’s top companies. When one of your most high-profile clients discovers and recovers a mysterious device on their grounds, you and your team are called upon to build a replica, determine the device’s true nature, and respond to any malicious discoveries. It’s a race against time with the threat of corporate espionage looming as your client prepares for a major product release – are you up for the challenge?


  • Join the challenge November 8-10 at Launch Indy, located at 525 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46225.

Friday, November 8

  • 5-9 p.m.
  • Reception and networking event

Saturday, November 9

  • 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • HackIN Hackathon Day 1 – kick-off and team formation, mentoring opportunities
  • Breakfast and lunch provided

Sunday, November 10

  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • HackIN Hackathon Day 2 – kick-off, three finalists selected, final presentations to judges, winners announced
  • Breakfast and lunch provided


  • 1st Place – $4,000
  • 2nd Place – $2,000
  • 3rd Place – $1,000

To REGISTER go to There is no cost to participate.

About Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3):

The Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3) is a non-profit applied research institute that brings together top leaders from government, military, industry and research universities in collaboration with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane). IN3 facilitates and manages collaborative research teams from Indiana University, Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame and other Indiana colleges and universities to perform research in participants’ areas of technical expertise. IN3’s focus is on trusted microelectronics technology and security, hypersonics, electro-optics, sensor fusion, data assurance and energy storage. Work conducted through IN3, accelerates technology commercialization that supports economic prosperity across Indiana with a specific focus on the Indiana Uplands region. For more information about the Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3), visit

About Booz Allen Hamilton

For more than 100 years, military, government and business leaders have turned to Booz Allen Hamilton to solve their most complex problems. As a consulting firm with experts in analytics, digital, engineering and cyber, we help organizations transform. We are a key partner on some of the most innovative programs for governments worldwide and trusted by their most sensitive agencies. We work shoulder to shoulder with clients, using a mission-first approach to choose the right strategy and technology to help them realize their vision. With global headquarters in McLean, Virginia and more than 80 offices worldwide, our firm employs more than 26,300 people and had revenue of $6.7 billion for the 12 months ending March 31, 2019. To learn more, visit (NYSE:BAH)