When is PackHacks?
10 AM March 20 - 6 PM March 21 (EST)
Where is PackHacks hosted?
We will reach out to you with Discord details
close to the event date
Do I need prior experience?
No experience, no problem. We'll be having
workshops on making apps and working on hardware
throughout the event, and a hackathon is a great
environment to focus on learning how to code for
an uninterrupted, 24-hour period.
Who can participate?
PackHacks is open to both high school and
university students. High school students will
have special tracks just for them and can join
the college tracks if they choose. However,
college students cannot participate in tracks
just for highschoolers.
I have more questions!
Reach out to us at
Get involved with us
If you'd like to sponsor us or mentor the
participants reach out to us at
What is a track?
At a hackathon, a track is designed to help
focus your ideas into one specific subject area.
We have four tracks for you to choose from:
Solving High School, Solving College, Data
Science, and Competitive Programming
How much does the event cost?
$0 - PackHacks is 100% free for everyone to
How does the competition work?
Teams of up to 4 will work together to code or
build a project and present it to the judges.
This project can be or do anything; there are no
constraints on what teams are allowed to
develop. The judges will then select the best
overall. Every project must be fully completed
at the hackathon - no outside work/help is
What do I get?
Participants will receive t-shirts and "swag"
shipped to them after the event. Students also
get the valuable experience of working on
projects together and the opportunity to take
workshops which teach practical computer science
Does PackHacks offer travel reimbursement?
Can I use old code?
You may use all the publicly available code and
APIs that you want, but the code you will be
judged on at the end of the hackathon must be