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HackMCST: November 10th - 11th

Empowering The
Future.

Hello There

We Are HackMCST

We are the first 24-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. No matter what age, skill, interest, hackMCST has something for everyone! From talks to workshops, we engage every hacker!

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Awards Received
705
Cups of Coffee
560
Projects Completed
854
Happy Hackers

Last Year: HackMCST III

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

VR

Ranjan tries out Algolia's VR kit

Ranjan tries out Algolia's VR kit

Hacks

An RC car built onsite by a winning hacker!

An RC car built onsite by a winning hacker!

Workshops

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

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

This Year

Schedule

Registration

9:00 am

Opening Ceremony

10:00 am

Hacking Begins

10:30 am

Lunch

12:30 pm

Snack

4:00 pm

Dinner

7:00 pm

Midnight Snack

12:00 am

Breakfast

6:30 am

Hacking Ends

8:00 am

Demos / Judging

8:15 am

Closing Ceremony

9:00 am

Hackathon Ends

10:00 am

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!

FAQ

Who can attend?

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

FAQ

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!

FAQ

Will you provide travel reimbursement?

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

FAQ

How long is the event?

hackMCST 2018 is a 24-hour long event hosted at Morris County School of Technology in Denville, NJ. It starts at 10 A.M. on a Saturday and ends at 10 A.M. Sunday.

FAQ

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!

FAQ

What should I bring?

You are required to bring a laptop, phone, charging cables, student ID, and power strips. Because the event is 24 hours, personal hygiene products and an extra set of clothes are also recommended. And don't forget your mind-blowing ideas!

FAQ

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.

FAQ

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.

FAQ

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.

FAQ

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!

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More questions or concerns?

Shoot us an email at hackmcstinfo@gmail.com!

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