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Pennsylvania’s premiere high school hackathon is back.

24 hours of coding, fun, free food, & prizes.

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.

Beginner-oriented

Most attendees will be new to coding, so we’ll have workshops and mentors to get you going.

A safe space for all

You’ll be in a friendly, safe environment, with diverse attendees, free of harassment.

FAQ

Who can participate?

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.

What if I’m new to coding?

Complete beginners are not only welcome, but expected! Learn as you go with our starting workshops and mentors.

How much does it cost?

Nothing, it’s totally free! Registration and attendance are 100% free, with meals, drinks, swag, & workshops included.

Do I need a team?

Nope! You’ll have an opportunity to meet fellow hackers, and make teams up to 4—find new friends! Or you can work alone.

What can I make?

Anything! A website, mobile app, game, hardware, you name it. Judges will rate projects on creativity, technical difficulty, polish, and utility.

What should I bring?

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).

Sponsors

Want to sponsor Hack Pennsylvania? Let’s chat

Leadership

We’re a diverse group of high school students passionate about revitalizing PA through coding.

Lachlan Campbell

Lachlan Campbell

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Joy Liu

Joy Liu

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Jasmine Cao

Jasmine Cao

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Theo Bleier

Theo Bleier

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Matthew Stanciu

Matthew Stanciu

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Zane Davis-Barrs

Zane Davis-Barrs

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Register now.

We can’t wait to see what you’ll make.

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