Hack Pennsylvania is a hackathon, a 24-hour coding event. 200 students from across the state will come for the day. You’ll work with a team (or solo) to build an app, game, or website. We’ll help get you started, provide free food & drinks, and you can sleep (or not). 24 hours later, a group of judges will pick the best projects to demo and win prizes.
Most attendees will be new to coding, so we’ll have workshops and mentors to get you going.
You’ll be in a friendly, safe environment, with diverse attendees, free of harassment.
Any current high school student! If you’re under/over that age, send us an email (below) and we’ll see what we can do.
Complete beginners are not only welcome, but expected! Learn as you go with our starting workshops and mentors.
Nothing, it’s totally free! Registration and attendance are 100% free, with meals, drinks, swag, & workshops included.
Nope! You’ll have an opportunity to meet fellow hackers, and make teams up to 4—find new friends! Or you can work alone.
Anything! A website, mobile app, game, hardware, you name it. Judges will rate projects on creativity, technical difficulty, polish, and utility.
Bring your student ID, a computer, chargers, anything you’ll need for your hack (like hardware), toiletries, and a sleeping bag (if you’ll sleep).
We’ll send buses to Pittsburgh & Philadelphia on the morning of Jan 19, so if you’re in PA, it’s super easy to come. For out-of-state, we’re currently looking into offering travel reimbursements—stay tuned.
Want to sponsor Hack Pennsylvania? Let’s chat