midnight hacks

November 6th, 2021

A 24-hour student led hackathon designed for beginners!

about us

We are a group of student hackers that love coding!

logoMidnight hacks is a 24-hour hackathon designed for beginner coders. Many schools in New York don't have hackathons hosted within their school, or often don't do a very good job at showing students the true magic of coding. Students miss out on memorable experiences, and opportunities to learn and build.

We want to change that. Our goal is to make a calm, fun, low-pressure event for middle school and high school students in New York (and beyond) so they can learn to code, and gain memorable experiences along the way. You can work in up to teams of 4, and you'll get to design and build a project from scratch. We'll also have workshops hosted throughout the event, so there's always an opportunity to learn something new. What you get at Midnight Hacks won't be what you get in a standard computer science class!

Why Midnight Hacks?

Jumping into programming is always the scariest part, but Midnight Hacks will mark the ending of your fears and will be the beginning of developing your programming mindset! We want to introduce programming and the world of technology via real world application. Learning a language is important, but understanding how to think like a programmer will help you solve any problems that come your way!

Begin your programming journey in the dark day of October 31st with our Halloween Challenge, or join us November 6th for the craziest 24 hours of your night! Midnight Hacks will prepare you for your new day of reaching out to other coding opportunities like New York Code Days in mid-November!

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Interested in being a mentor/judge?

what is a hackathon?
A hackathon is an event where students come together to build and share something from scratch. You and a group of people will brainstorm an idea, and bring it to life during the event!
who can join?
Midnight Hacks is open to everyone!
do i need to know how to code?
Nope! This event was specifically designed for beginners to get into coding. We plan to have several workshops and mentors to help you get started and create something neat over the course of the hackathon!
is it free?
Yes! The event is completely free.
where will the event be hosted?
The event will be virtual this year!
do i need a team?
Nope! You can go solo, or participate in a team of up to 4 members.


New to coding? Check out these resources below!