Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

StuyHacks Local Hack Day
2017 Has Ended!

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StuyHacks is a community that propels tech engagement.

StuyHacks is a student-run hackathon taking place in the heart of Manhattan. We seek to expose as many high school and middle school students as possible to the creativity and innovation that technology brings. To us, hackathons are more than friendly competitions - they're opportunities to meet the great inventors, creators, and thinkers of the future. Our job is to eliminate the negative connotations that come with hacking and the technology field, and to instead replace them with the idea that coding something anyone can do, even in a weekend. We want to help trailblaze a new generation of diversity and enthusiasm for invention. Come join our movement.

Get ready, get set, get hacking!

Join Us


Registration is open until Nov 25, 2017.

Register To Hack


Mentors play a huge role at StuyHacks. We're looking for mentors who are knowledgeable, passionate, and eager to offer guidance to join us! Apply by Nov 25, 2017.

Become a Mentor


Our volunteers make StuyHacks possible each year. Thank you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

It’s a grand gathering of people to make their ideas come to life. Think out of the box, try new technologies, ask questions, make mistakes, discover a new language, and have fun! Read more on Medium.

What if I am a beginner?

That’s absolutely fine! We encourage beginners to join us. Get psyched to learn a ton from our mentors and have a blast with your teammates!

Do I need to have a finished project by the end?

Your goal should be to have a finished or almost complete project by Saturday. However, StuyHacks is ultimately a learning experience, so don't sweat it too much if you can't finish.

What should I bring?

You should bring your laptop, phone, chargers, and HYPE. All food and other accommodations will be taken care of.

Who can attend?

All students! Even though the hackathon is only for high schoolers and middle schoolers, if you're in college or above, you can still apply to be one of our amazing mentors or volunteers!

When is the deadline to register?

The deadline to register is Nov 17, 2017.

Do I have to hack with a team?

Nope, you're welcome to hack on your own! However, only teams with 2-4 people are eligible to win prizes.

Who's coming?

We expect 300 hackers from middle/high schools all over the tri-state area to be attending StuyHacks.

Have other questions?

Send us an email at or tweet at us @stuyhacks!


Time Event
9:00 AM Hackers arrive
9:30 AM Opening ceremony
10:00 AM Team building workshop
10:30 AM “Building a Virtual Reality with A-Frame” by the Upperline team
10:30 AM “Intro to Ruby on Rails” by Amine Tourki
11:30 AM “How to make a great personal website” by Rohan Pandit
11:30 AM “Vim” by Shakil Rafi
12:30 PM Lunch!
1:15 PM Fun activity
2:00 PM Talk by Alex Qin - “Shaving my head made me a better programmer”
3:00 PM “Building a Virtual Reality with A-Frame” by the Upperline team
3:00 PM “Mad Libs” by Joyce and Katie
4:00 PM Snacks
4:30 PM Another fun activity
5:30 PM Dinner
6:00 PM Hacking ends/submission
6:15 PM Expo
7:15 PM Talk by Alex
7:30 PM Top 10 presentations
8:30 PM Winners declared // Closing


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