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At HackOHI/O 2015, Track My Receipt was created by Brian Gorham and David Huang. Track My Receipt is an app that works with over 50 retailers allowing post-purchase price adjustments by checking for price drops, price matches, coupons, rebates, and bundle offers for the entirety of the receipt’s return policy length.

According to Brian, a student at Ohio State and founder of Brian Gorham Software, LLC:

“[The OHI/O 2015 Hackathon] really helped my partner David and I sit down and complete a project. You only have 24 hours to create something so it pushes you to look over the imperfections…

This past February, OHI/O sponsored GiveBackHack, a weekend-long event that brings together passionate community members to develop sustainable, technology-based solutions to some of our most pressing social issues. At GiveBackHack Columbus 2016, the event started on the night of February 19th, where community members met and exchanged ideas. Crowd favorites were identified and teams were formed around them. Teams then spent the weekend implementing their ideas into real products, while surrounded by entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, venture capitalists, and business leaders. OHI/O was able to sponsor students from Ohio State to work with this diverse group of professionals and community leaders.

Put on by OHI/O, the Makeathon is Ohio State University’s largest annual hardware hackathon. This year, 115 students from the Ohio State University and beyond worked 24 hours during the weekend of March 5 to create innovative hardware projects. The event grew from last year’s 2015 event, which welcomed 67 students.

Makethon 2016: Recap Video

This annual event provides a great opportunity for hardware-enthusiasts (and anyone interested in it!) the opportunity to work in teams to create clever, innovative hardware solutions to today’s problems. 2016’s event was fortunate to have the support of Harris, Battelle, Texas Instruments, and Ohio State’s…

From June 24 through 26, six OHI/O student organizers attended Hackcon IV, a 350-person conference of hackathon organizers from around the world. The event took place in lovely Estes Park, Colorado, nestled right into the Rocky Mountains.

The 3-day conference, put on by Major League Hacking, was filled with keynotes, presentations, and open discussions. For many of OHI/O’s organizers, it was their first real engagement with hackers from other schools on such a large scale. In addition to having the chance to engage other student organizers, Hackcon also hosted representatives from several different companies devoted to the hackathon movement.

Some of OHI/O’s organizers representing! From left to right: Martin, Kulraj, Kevin, and Dalton


Welcome to OHI/O’s Medium!

OHI/O ( is a student group dedicated to fostering a tech culture at the Ohio State University. We run the annual HackOHI/O hackathon, the largest hackathon in the state of Ohio. We also run the annual Makeathon, along with a variety of workshops and events throughout the year to keep our community engaged with technology. Finally, we also engage and help other events and communities in Columbus that help achieve our mission.


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