Major League Hacking 2019 Hackathon Season

About Us

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.


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].

In addition, all participants must abide by the MLH Code of Conduct.


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.

Application 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.

Looking to volunteer day-of at TeenHacks LI? Sign-up here! We welcome high school student, college students, parents, and anyone who wants to help up. Fill out the form and we’ll add you to our emailing list.


Location: New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury Campus

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.

Time: May 25-26, 2019
1pm to 3:30pm


Saturday, May 25th

12:00 pm
Doors Opens
1:00 pm
Opening Ceremony
1:30 pm
Activity #1: Team Building
2:00 pm
Workshop #1: WTF is a Hackathon?
3:00 pm
Workshop #2: The Business of Coding, by Rick Bettencourt, Senior Systems Engineer at Apple Inc.
4:00 pm
Workshop #3: Introduction to Web Dev and Personal Websites
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
Sleeping Room Opens
9:00 pm
Activity #2: Cup Stacking
10:30 pm
Activity #3: Kahoot

Sunday, May 26th

12:00 am
Midnight Snack
1:00 am
Activity #4: Face Masks
7:30 am
Activity #5: Morning Run/Yoga
9:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
Project Submissions Due
1:30 pm
3:00 pm
Awards Ceremony
3:30 pm

Sponsors & Partners

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

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