HackMCST: November 9th

Empowering The

Hello There

We Are HackMCST

We are a 12-hour high school hackathon in the suburbs of Morris County founded by high school students to empower high school students. Students have the opportunities to build apps, video games, network, and expand their skills and grow as developers. Even better, our event is 100% free! All hackers receive breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as their very own hackMCST shirt at no cost whatsoever! No matter what age, skill, interest, we have something for everyone! From talks to workshops, we engage every hacker!

Awards Received
Cups of Coffee
Projects Completed
Happy Hackers
Percent Free!

Last Year: HackMCST IV

A Hackathon to Remember

Hackers make lifelong friends

Hackers work together

The Gym

A popular hub of creativity and collaboration

A popular hub of creativity and collaboration


Ranjan tries out Algolia's VR kit

Ranjan tries out Algolia's VR kit


An RC car built onsite by a winning hacker!

An RC car built onsite by a winning hacker!


Hackers crowd around the table for the popular HTML/CSS workshop

Hackers crowd around the table for the popular HTML/CSS workshop

This Year



8:00am - 8:30am

Opening Ceremony

8:45am - 9:00am

Hacking Begins



12:00pm - 1:00pm

Workshops Begin



5:00pm - 6:00pm

Hacking Ends


Demos / Judging

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Closing Ceremony


Hackathon Ends



What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a coding event in which hackers and/or a team of hackers together develop a “hack”. A hack could be anything… a website, an app, or any other invention. Let your imagination run wild!

Who can attend?

Any current high school student in the world can attend! Shoot us an email if you have any questions.

How much does it cost?

Absolute Zero! hackMCST is FREE! That’s the best thing about hackathons. Hackers have nothing to lose! Our incredible sponsors cover the costs of food and swag. However, we are not currently able to accomodate any travel requests. We're aiming for that in the future, though!

Will you provide travel reimbursement?

Sorry, we're currently unable to provide travel reimbursement. We will try in the future!

How long is the event?

hackMCST 2019 is a 12-hour long event hosted at Morris County School of Technology in Denville, NJ. It starts at 9 A.M. and ends at 9 P.M.

What if I have never been to a hackathon before?

You have come to the right place! If you’ve never attended a hackathon before, hackMCST 2018 is a great place to begin and dip your toes in the water. There's something for every skill level at hackMCST!

What should I bring?

You are required to bring a laptop, phone, charging cables, student ID, and power strips. Because the event is 12 hours, personal hygiene products and an extra set of clothes are also recommended. And don't forget your mind-blowing ideas!

Do students sleep overnight?

Hackers are encouraged, although not required, to stay overnight as part of the hackMCST experience. There will be designated quiet areas for sleeping. If you do not wish to stay overnight you may be picked up by a parent; however, you will not be allowed to re-enter the hackathon the next day.

Do I need to join a team beforehand?

Nope! We have a team building session during the first hours of the hackathon, so hackers can meet new people who share their interests. Teams are limited to 4 hackers.

Is the event supervised? Who runs it?

Yes! The event is supervised by parent chaperones, Morris County School of Technology administration, and school faculty. Security of hackers is our main priority. The event is run by our awesome organizing team and our dedicated volunteers.

Is this the first time you're hosting an event like this?

No! We have hosted 3 events since 2015. hackMCST was the first 24-hour hackathon to ever take place in Morris County!

More questions or concerns?

Shoot us an email at!


We are honored to partner up with this year's sponsors