By the organizers of awesome events

Working together to bring you the best high school hackathon in the nation!

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Chicago Hacks

The windy city's premier high school hackathon

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Cincinnati's first high school hackathon

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D211's flagship hackathon at Palatine High School

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The Chicago Public Schools hackathon

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Hack Happy Valley

Central Pennsylvania's first high school hackathon

Bigger & Better

Last year, we hosted Chicago Hacks, Chicago’s largest high school hackathon. With over 130 attendees and over 30 projects presented, it would be an understatement to call that just a success. We saw passionate hackers collaborate and build amazing things in 24 hours. Through workshops and mentorships, beginners and veteran programmers created awesome projects.

See what happened last year >>
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400 hackers + 24 hours

We are striving to improve the event by making it bigger and better. Through a partnership with Hack Club, we will be bringing an even larger event to the Midwest. With more attendees, activities, and prizes, we expect this year to be a blast!

What is Hack Club?
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Collaborate & Innovate

You will have 24 hours to build an awesome project with your friends. You've been learning skills in school that you haven't put into use - we help solve that problem. We’d love to see you convert ideas into apps and games, and it’s also a great time to learn new skills through our variety of workshops.

Apply Now
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Become a Hacker Ambassador

Share the event with your friends, and get rewarded with exclusive swag!


5 Referrals

  • It's always better to have friends coming with you, isn't it? Partner up with them, learn together, and go home at the end of the 24 hours with knowledge and satisfaction.
  • Reward: An exclusive t-shirt!


10 Referrals

  • Wow, that's impressive! You've demonstrated your ability to engage your community, and we'd love to know more about you!
  • Reward: A chance to hangout with the organizers before/after the event!


15 Referrals

  • You're super motivated! How would you like to get to meet someone with years of experience in tech?
  • Reward: Lunch with Zach Latta, founder of Hack Club!

Check your email after submitting your application for your unique link! Email us at if you need help getting your link.


Saturday, July 21

11:00 AMRegistration Opens
11:30 AMLunch
12:30 PMOpening Ceremony
1:10 PMTeam Forming
1:30 PMHacking Begins
2:00 PMWorkshop: Intro to Programming
7:30 PMDinner

Sunday, July 22

12:00 AMMidnight Snack
7:30 AMBreakfast
11:30 PMLunch
1:00 PMHacking Ends - Submissions Due to Devpost
1:30 PMJudging
2:30 PMClosing Ceremony
3:30 PMEvent Ends

Subject to change*

Meet the coolest people

Have your projects judged by these awesome people from the tech industry!

Max Temkin

Founder, Cards Against Humanity

Zach Latta

Founder & Director, Hack Club

Our Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring? Read our prospectus to learn more about sponsorship!

With additional support from: