Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

If you have quirky ideas you want to bring to life, or if you want to collaborate on something meaningful with other inquisitive teens like you, join us for Teens Exploring Code (TEC) 2017!

In 14 hours of continuous excitement, we'll show you how programming can be fun, thought-provoking and powerful. With two unique tracks and various workshops throughout the day, TEC provides a welcoming environment perfect for first-time coders and first-time hackathon attendees, along with those with more experience.

Beginners should attend the two Python workshops (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) to get started with programming and work on projects. Non-beginners are encouraged to attend other fun workshops offered later in the day.


Who can attend?

Participants ages 13-19 who have agreed to the MLH Code of Conduct are welcome to attend! If you are out of this age range and wish to attend, please contact us.

What’s the format of the event?

You’ll join a team and work on an original project together throughout the whole day and present it at the end. For beginners, we provide two Python workshops that will get you started and let you form teams with others at your skill level. For non-beginners, you’ll begin on your projects right after forming teams, and can also attend interesting workshops throughout the day.

How much does this cost?

Nothing! TEC is free of charge, but we greatly appreciate any donations that would go towards supporting the event.

How do I sign up?

Signups will open closer to the event date. Check back for updates on registration!

What do I need to bring?

Bring your laptop and your student ID or any official ID. Lunch, dinner, and refreshments are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks or food as well. Bring hardware if you plan on incorporating it into your project (contact us if you’d like to rent any).

What can I make?

Anything you can! Web, mobile, hardware, or anything else you’re interested in.

How do teams work?

Teams can have up to 4 people. If you’re a beginner, you’ll be able to form teams and develop project ideas with others at your skill level during the first Python workshop. For non-beginners, we’ll also have designated times for you to form teams and gather ideas.

Are there prizes?

Yes! More info on prizes will be released closer to the event date. Stay tuned!


Emily Yu
Head Organizer

Kelsey Wang

Calvin Yan

Akshay Bodla

Isha Rajput

Ashley Gauba