Calling all programmers, designers, makers and leaders! TeenHacks LI is Long Island’s premier 24-hour high school hackathon, by students, for students. Take part in group collaboration, interesting workshops, sweet prizes, and more. Get ready to meet new people and have an amazing time. Join us as we build the future!
Founded by Jeffrey Yu and Wesley Pergament, we bring together the brightest students across the tri-state area to engage in “collaborative coding.” We hope to build a hacker community here on Long Island, with an emphasis placed on innovation and entrepreneurship.
It's a place where programmers, engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs come together to build an awesome project in 24-hours. We provide the venue and food, you bring the creativity. Get ready to learn, build something cool, and meet new people. Check out this article by Dave Fontenot to learn more! What is a Hackathon?
Do not worry. TeenHacks LI encourages students of all levels to come! In addition, we will have workshops throughout the hackathon as well as mentors available to answer any of your questions.
All high school students are welcome to attend. If you are older or younger and still want to participate as a hacker, shoot us an email. If you're older, we welcome you to sign-up as a mentor!
TeenHacks LI is completely free, thanks to our generous sponsors! This will include food, swag, and awesome prizes.
In the beginning, we’ll have a team formation session to make sure you’re not alone. You can have teams as large or small as you want, but only teams of 2-4 will be eligible for prizes.
You should bring your student ID, laptop, phone, chargers, sleeping bag, deoderant, toothbrush, as well as any hardware or materials you may need for your project. Nothing hazardous or illegal.
We encourage everyone to sleep for at least a portion of the night. You can bring a sleeping bag and pillow. We will have a secure quiet room for those who want some shut eye.
Send us an email at [email protected].
High school students, you’ve found the right place! We’re excited you want to come to TeenHacks LI, but due to space limitations, we can only accept 250 participants. Fill out this short application form, but put some thought into the short response questions. Early applications will be due on 3/31.
1. Because we only have 250 slots for this hackathon, list 5 reason why you would like to attend.
2. What inspires you to like coding or anything related to STEM?
We welcome undergrads, gradates, and tech professionals to attend as mentors! We’re looking for engineers, programmers, designers, and more to help guide our participants through their projects. A wide base knowledge is appreciated, but not required. Food will be provided during the event and you can stay for as long as you want. However, we do have limited space so please fill out this short application form.
Are you a high school student looking to get more involved with TeenHacks LI? Apply to join our Campus Ambassador program! As a campus ambassador, you will become a spokesperson for TeenHacks LI at your school and community. You help raise brand awareness, solicit applicants, and encourage computer science education. In return, you will receive special swag at the event and access to exclusive activities.
Looking to sponsor TeenHacks LI? We are a 501c3 non-profit under the fiscal sponsorship of The Hack Foundation (EIN: 81-2908499). We are always looking for partners and sponsors to work with. Shoot us an email at [email protected] and we’ll love to see how we could work together.
Salten Hall, Valentines Lane
Glen Head, NY 11545
Conveniently located right next to Route 25A, the n20G and n20H buses stop directly at NYIT.
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If you're interested in partnering with us, send our sponsorship team an email at [email protected]. An outline of sponsorship prospects and benefits will be posted here shortly.