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.
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.
1. Because we only have 250 slots for this hackathon, list 5 reason why you would like to attend.
2. What inspires you to create?
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.
Salten Hall, Valentines Lane
Glen Head, NY 11545
Conveniently located right next to Route 25A, the n20G and n20H buses stop directly at NYIT. We will also provide shuttles from the Greenvale LIRR stop.
If you're interested in partnering with us, send our sponsorship team an email at [email protected].
Executive Director: Jeffrey is a maker at heart, loving to build things whether it be out of cardboard, electronics, or software. With his creations, he has the aim to make the world a better place, taking an interest in government and public service. His favorite creations are those with a twist of social good.
Executive Director: Wesley has always loved to build new things and learn about how other things work. This naturally led him into the field of computer science, where he loved the idea of being able to create whatever he can think up. Now, Wesley tries to learn about anything he can in order to advance his knowledge in this field.
Director of Programming: Yesmeen is a proud #steminist. She believes it's super important to expose girls to computer science and support them in their endeavours. Yesmeen has been programming since she was a freshman in high school and has totally fallen in love with it. She currently is organizing two hackathons simultaneously, TeenHacksLI, a high school hackathon, and TechTogether Boston, an all girls and non binary femme hackathon. She loves to learn, swim and code.
Director of Public Relations: Kaitlin has always loved technology. Since she was young, she has immersed herself in the world wide web and video games. It’s no wonder that since middle school, she started to share her knowledge by running a volunteer team that teaches children computer science and introduce technology to senior citizens. She is currently a senior at Stuyvesant High School, where she takes her favorite classes, Artificial Intelligence, and Software Development.
Director of Finance & Sponsorship: Quentin is passionate about everything technology-related. He has always been fascinated by how things work and why they work. Computer science allows him to understand the “why” as well as to create. Quentin also loves mechanical engineering and rapid prototyping, while drawing inspiration from the maker movement.
Director of Logistics: Steven is passionate in coding and business. He is a major enthusiast of robotics and is an intermediately skilled coder. He aspires to gain knowledge and experience to pursue his passion of coding and business.
Director of Marketing & Graphics: Alex loves coding until there's an error, in which case he hates coding temporarily until he fixes the error, after which he loves coding even more. He also likes drawing cute birds and whales. His designs may or may not have been influenced by Pokémon.