Empowering the future. December 9, 2018.

hackMCST is the first 24-hour high school hackathon in the suburbs of Morris County founded by high school students to empower high school students.

hackMCST empowers high school students with 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!

The code of conduct that is upheld during hackMCST can be found here

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, an invention. Let your imagination run wild! Hackathons are an awesome opportunity to meet new people, companies, learn coding, and build a project.

Who can attend?

Anyone that is a current high school in the world can attend! Shoot us an email for questions.

How much does it cost?

Absolute Zero! It’s FREE! That’s the best thing about hackathons. They are absolutely free to hackers. Our wonderful sponsors cover the costs of food and swag! However, at the time we are not able to accomodate any travel requests. In the future we will try!

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 2018 is a 24-hour long event hosted at Morris County School of Technology in Denville, NJ. It starts at 10 AM on Saturday December 9th and ends at 10 AM on Sunday December 10th.

What if I have never attended 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! We are looking for all levels of hackers!

What should I bring?

You are required to bring a laptop, phone, charging cables, student ID, and power strips. Personal hygiene products and an extra set of clothes are also recommended. Oh and also your mind blowing ideas!

Do students sleep overnight?

Students are encouraged, although not required, to stay overnight as part of the hackathon 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 enter the hackathon the next day.

Do I need to join a team beforehand?

Nahh. We have a team building session after the hackathon starts so you can meet new people and meet people based on similar ideas. We are limiting teams to no more than 4 people per team.

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 ran by our awesome team of students, MCST's Tech Club, 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's hackathon is the first 24-hour hackathon to ever take place in Morris County!

More questions or concerns?

Shoot us an email at hackmcstinfo@gmail.com or message us on Facebook!

Learn more about us:
North Jersey

Sat December 9 Sun December 10
9:00 AM - Registration Opens 12:00 AM - Mignight Snack
10:00 AM -Opening Ceremony 6:30 AM -Breakfast
10:30 AM -Hacking Begins 8:00 AM - Hacking Ends
12:30 PM - Lunch 8:15 AM - Demos + Judging
4:00 PM - Snack 9:00 AM - Closing Ceremony
7:00 PM - Dinner 10:00 AM - Hackathon Ends

Check out full schedule!