Hack Pennsylvania was a 24-hour event where 150 programmers, artists, designers, & other high schoolers from across the Northeast came together to build apps & games. We provided workshops, mentorship, free meals & drinks, & places to sleep. The next morning, judges picked the best projects to demo and win prizes.
Students of all skill levels are welcome—we’ll hold multiple intro workshops & mentors will help you out!
It goes way beyond coding. Meet new friends, come to the 2am dance party, win prizes.
You’ll be served Panera dinner, midnight ice cream, bagel breakfast, & continuous snacks. (alt’s available)
Pine over the AirPods, Google Home, Raspberry Pi, speakers, batteries, software subscriptions, & much more.
Last spring, we ran central PA’s first community-organized HS hackathon. This year, the event grows bigger + better—a tree-umph, we might say.See what happened at the last event
Hold up! No, we’re not “hacking” servers or databases. The word is being constructively re-defined as building things—apps, games, websites, etc. At Hack Pennsylvania, it’s all safe, supervised, & entirely educational.
Nothing, it’s totally free. Registration and attendance are 100% free, with meals, drinks, swag, & workshops included.
Any current student grades 8–12. If you’re under/over that age, send us a chat (in the corner) & we’ll see what we can do.
Are you elemen-tree? Complete beginners are not only welcome, but expected! Learn as you go with our intro workshops & mentors.
All skill levels are welcome. Though we primarily market to beginners, we welcome experts (& everyone in between).
Nope! You’ll have an opportunity to meet fellow hackers and make teams of up to 4—find some new friends, bring yours, or work alone.
Anything! A website, app, game, hardware, you name it. Judges will rate projects on creativity, technical skill demonstrated, polish, & utility.
Student ID, computer, chargers, anything for your hack (hardware?), toiletries, & a sleeping bag (maybe). For a few dozen hackers we have $30 travel reimbursements (bring receipts).
We’re independently-organized by high schoolers, sponsored via an intl. non-profit called Hack Club. The event is fully supervised by over a dozen adults (with background checks).
Want to sponsor Hack Pennsylvania? Let’s chat