TeenHacks LI

September 29-30 3pm-3pm

The Coder School Syosset

About Us

Calling all programmers, designers, makers and leaders! TeenHacks LI is Long Island’s premier high school hackathon. 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!

TeenHacks LI is Long Island’s premier high school 24-hour hackathon, by students, for students. Founded by Jeffrey Yu and Wesley Pergament, we are all about bringing 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.


What is a hackathon?

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?

What if I’m a beginner?

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.

Who can attend?

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!

Does it cost anything?

TeenHacks LI is completely free, thanks to our generous sponsors! This will include food, swag, and awesome prizes.

What if I don't have a team?

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.

What should I bring?

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.

Where do I sleep?

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.

Have other questions?

Send us an email at [email protected].


Since space is limited at our venue, we'd like to make sure that everyone coming is truly interested in a hackathon experience. For this reason, we're requiring everyone to apply. The application should take less than 10 minutes.

Don't be afraid if you've never been to a hackathon before, we're only looking to gauge interest and see what you have to offer. This doesn't necessarily have to be coding- it could be ideas, art, music, or anything else you can think of!

Priority applications open NOW and close on September 1st. We're excited to hear what you have to say!

*Regular applications will open in September


Location: The Coder School Syosset

45 Ira Road
Syosset, NY 11791


Conveniently located right next to the Syosset station of the Port Jefferson line of the LIRR! Also near Routes 25 and 25A.

Time: September 29-30, 2018
3pm to 3pm

Saturday, September 29 *

2:30 pm
Doors Opens
3:00 pm
Kickoff Ceremony
3:30 pm
Pitches + Team Building
4:00 pm
Workshop #1 TBD
5:00 pm
Workshop #2 TBD
6:00 pm
8:00 pm
Workshop #3 TBD
9:00 pm

*subject to change

Sunday, September 30 *

12:00 am
Mid-night Snack
2:00-5:00 am
Quiet Hours
7:00 am
11:59 am
Devpost Submissions Due
12:00 pm
1:00-2:00 pm
Judging Time
2:00 pm
Awards + Closing Ceremony
3:00 pm
The End :(

*subject to change

Guest Speakers


Owner/GM, theCoderSchool Syosset


Senior Advisor, theCoderSchool Syosset

Anthony Buonaspina

CEO, LI Tech Advisors


Meet the amazing team that makes TeenHacks LI possible!

Jeffrey Yu


Wesley Pergament


Sarah Pethani

Content Creator/Webmaster

Alex Chen

Content Creator/NYC Ambassador

Angela Chen

Content Creator/Food Logistics Manager

Harris Miller

Workshop Coordinator

Sponsors & Partners

More Sponsors Coming Soon!

If you're interested in partnering with us, send our sponsorship team an email at [email protected].

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