September - 8th, 2018

NetScout Systems Inc.

178 E Tasman Dr, San Jose, CA 95134


Teen Hacks is a 100 to 200-person high school civic hackathon that will gather the innovators of tomorrow and make their ideas for a better community a reality. Teen Hacks is an organization that organizes hackathons by teens for teens says teen founder Zachary Thomas Abraham who is passionate about Teens in Technology.

Teen Hacks Civic Hackathon is free for attendees. We plan to raise sponsor donations for , a non profit that sponsors scholarship for kids in third world countries like Asia, South America.Shooting Stars foundation mobilizes school students across U.S to enable college education around the globe!(Read More)

We'll provide the food, refreshments and hacking spaces for you—the hackers—to do your magic. Just bring your ideas and your passion to hack for a better community!

If you are passionate about helping your community you've found the right place! Join your fellow teen designers, coders, students and more! This Hackathon is focused on civic tech and making community services better. We hack/build and learn together during this one day Hackathon.

  • Contribute to the betterment of your community
  • Build your own portfolio of work or work on someone else's cool project
  • Meet new (and different!) people


What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a 24-hour programming marathon where your ideas come to life. Over the course of the weekend, students from all backgrounds and all skill levels collaborate in teams of up to four to build something awesome. All participants must abide by the MLH Code of Conduct.

What if I don't know how to code?

No worries! Teen Hacks is the perfect time to learn how to code and all students, regardless of skill level and experience, are welcome. There will be plenty of mentors on hand glad to answer any and all questions and workshops specifically designed for those with no prior experience. Stay tuned for more information about workshops!

Do I have to be in high school?

Yes, only current high school students will be able to attend. Unfortunately, we are not accepting middle school students. College students are welcome to help out as mentors!

What if I don't have a team or an idea?

No worries! It is not uncommon for people to come into the hackathon without an already-formed group, but we'll make sure you're matched with the right people! We will have a team formation and ideation session the first night so everyone can find the perfect team and come up with awesome ideas, so don't you worry first-time hackers!

How big can teams be?

Teams can be up to four people. While you may work as an individual, we highly encourage collaborating with others. If you don't have a team or need help finding one, make sure not to miss our team formation and ideation session on Saturday.

What should I bring?

Attendees should bring a valid student ID or some other form of identification, as well as a signed and completed waiver. Bring laptops and chargers, along with any other technology that you may want to use!

How much does it cost to attend?

Nothing! Just bring your beautiful self and ideas and we will provide you with the food, WiFi, workspace, and swag!

How can I apply?

The window for hackers to register has been extended, click here to apply!

What is the schedule like?

The event September 1st, and the day-of schedule is posted below!

What if I have another question?

Email us at Teen Hacks if you have any additional questions. We are always happy to help!

What if I want to sponsor?

Email us at Teen Hacks, we always are looking!


Saturday - September 8th

Time Event
9:00 AM Attendee Check-In
9:30 AM Opening Ceremony
10:00 AM Hacking Begins!
11:30 AM Lunch;
12:00 PM Workshops Begin
7:00 PM Hacking Ends; Submissions due!
7:30 PM Judging
8:30 PM Closing Ceremony
9:00 PM End of Hackathon

*Subject to change.


Zachary Abraham

Founder & Executive Director Teen Hacks

ZIon Abraham

Operations Director

Zayne Abraham

Outreach Director

Dimple Joseph

InternetDonkey Sponsor & Mentor

Latha Narayanan

Shooting Stars Foundation Mentor

Manoj Abraham

InternetDonkey Outreach Mentor
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If you have any questions, please contact us at Teen Hacks