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. 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!
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!
Any current high school student in the world can attend! Shoot us an email if you have any questions.
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!
Sorry, we're currently unable to provide travel reimbursement. We will try in the future!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
No! We have hosted 3 events since 2015. hackMCST was the first 24-hour hackathon to ever take place in Morris County!
Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!