The Non-Profit, Non-Code School


Hack Oregon's mission is to build cutting-edge, open data software to communicate important issues in Oregon to its citizens. In order to fulfill this mission we know that we need a large community with advanced skills.

Hack University courses are developed to train citizens who want to make an impact on how decisions are made by local and state government with open source data. It is also a great place for those who are looking to learn within a supportive community. We are committed to strengthening our local talent pool so being a part of creating the future is accessible for everyone. 

Personalized learning Plans 

At Hack University we recognize that everyone comes to the first day of class with a unique perspective, experience, and motivation for learning. For this reason each student is given undivided attention during a one-on-one interview with Hack Oregon's Founder and Executive Director, Catherine Nikolovski. During the interview students are prescribed a personalized learning plan based on current competency and career trajectory, to ensure their expectations and goals can be empowered through the programs we offer.

 Whether you're looking to build a new skill for your current job, land a promotion, or to break into the industry for the first time, our applied learning environment is designed to give everyone an opportunity to gain direct experience, build high-impact portfolio work, and create meaningful references through participation in open source civic projects. 

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Fall is the last term of Hack U ever.

To make way for our nationwide expansion of civic project work, we're shutting down Hack U to accommodate the needs of preparing our talent pipeline from coast to coast.  

Read full announcement here

Most classes start next week, and there's still time to apply. 

Fall Term: September 25th - November 16th

Choose the Course That's Right for You

Level II

Python II

Product & Project Management

Interactive Data Visualization

Level III

Machine Learning

Dev Ops


  • We offer three tiers of classes, Level I, Level II, and Level III
  • All our instructors are current, working industry professionals.
  • Our courses are shorter, affordable, and streamlined for motivated, self-learners.
  • Hack Oregon's nonprofit project work creates an immersive production environment for experiential learning.
  • Our courses are modular, rooted in systems-thinking principles, and support multi-disciplinary collaboration.
  • Every class is focused on data-driven, open source approaches to technology.
  • Our offerings evolve constantly to stay on the cutting edge of the industry and encourage a culture of life-long learning.

Read More on our Hack U FAQ



All courses are 6 hours of in-class time per week. To get the most out of class time with the instructor, we encourage our students to put in a minimum of 6 hours practicing outside of the classroom. 


All classes take place in the evening, from 6-9pm on a Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs schedule. 


Each course is $1100 and payment plans are available. *Students who pay in full before the first day of class save nearly 25% on regular tuition. WHY? >>


At Hack University, the cost of a course should not a barrier to your application.  

Scholarship options vary by course and there are a range of options that can be assessed on a case by case basis.  Apply early, as many grant options require several weeks to process.

...there is no more certain way to up your tech skills than taking a course with HackU and working with a Hack Oregon product team.
A++, would hack again.
— Danny Cairns, React Web Development Class
Participating in Hack U was an amazing, insightful experience. .... I’ve found it super applicable to my job and have gained a ton of new ideas and tools for running more efficient, effective projects at work.
— Sara Rasmussen, Product Management Class