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HackMCST VI: January 30th

Empowering The
Future.

Hello There

We Are HackMCST

We are a 12-hour virtual high school hackathon in the suburbs of Morris County founded by high school students to empower students from grade 7 to 12. Students have the opportunities to build apps, video games, network, and expand their skills and grow as developers. We will even be providing prizes for the winning hackers! Even better, our event is 100% free! All hackers receive attention and feedback for their projects, 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!

14
Awards Received
543
Cups of Coffee
59
Projects Completed
745
Happy Hackers
100
Percent Free!

Last Year: HackMCST V

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

HackMCST V

Get a glimpse into last year's hackathon!

HackMCST VI

Awards

First Place: $80 per team member!

Second Place: $60 per team member!

Third Place: $50 per team member!

Each theme winner also receives a prize!

The themes are: Prudential Alexa, Social Justice, and Healthcare!

This Year

Schedule

Registration

8:00am - 9:00am

Opening Ceremony

9:00am - 9:30am

Team Bonding Activity

9:30am - 10:00am

Prudential Alexa Workshop

10:00am - 10:30am

Python Workshop

10:30am - 11:00am

Image Recognition Workshop

11:00am - 11:30am

Data Set Analysis Workshop

11:30am - 12:00pm

Hacking Begins

12:00pm

Hacking Ends

7:30pm

Demos/Judging

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Awards/Closing Ceremony

8:30pm - 9:00pm

Hackathon Ends

9:00pm

FAQ

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 participate?

Any current student from grades 7-12 can participate! Shoot us an email if you have any questions.

How will I be able to join the event virtually?

A zoom link will be sent to all participants prior to the event. This zoom link will be the main room where the opening ceremony and awards will be held.

How will we be able to go to the workshops virtually?

Each workshop will have a zoom link that you can join. The Zoom links will be sent out through email as well as through the Remind app. The Remind app will also notify you when the workshops are about to start.

How much does it cost?

Absolute Zero! hackMCST VI is FREE! That’s the best thing about hackathons. Hackers have nothing to lose! Our incredible sponsors cover the of swag. Each member will also be receiving a FREE hackMCST VI T-shirt!

How long is the event?

hackMCST VI is a 12-hour long virtual event hosted via Zoom. The event starts at 9 A.M. and ends at 9 P.M. , giving each team plenty of time to create an amazing hack!

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 2020 is a great place to begin and dip your toes in the water. There's something for every skill level at hackMCST!

How will I recieve a shirt if the hackathon is virtual?

As the hackathon is virtual, the shirts are to be picked up at the Morris County School of Technology (400 E Main St, Denville, NJ 07834). We will send out an email with the pickup date and times.

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.

How will we contact people if we need help during the hackathon?

Through the event there will be 12 organizers who will be able to assistant any hacker. The organizers will be in the main zoom meeting if anybody needs help.

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

No! We have hosted 4 events since 2015. In fact, hackMCST was the first 24-hour hackathon to ever take place in Morris County!

More questions or concerns?

Shoot us an email at register.hackmcst@gmail.com!

Partners

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