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The Midwest’s largest high school hackathon.

July 20th–21st, 2019

CincyHacks Students

A hackathon is a place to create.

Working together with a team, you will have 24 hours to create something: website, app, game, anything. You’ll then present your creation to a panel of judges.

CincyHacks Students

A hackathon is a place to learn.

For the beginner coders, we provide workshops. These workshops are designed so you can learn a new skill. For veteran hackers, industry programmers will be available as mentors. These mentors are a way to learn what happens in real life.

CincyHacks Students

A hackathon is a place to have fun.

Meals, snacks, and swag are all provided — free of charge. Special breakouts are planned to give your mind (and fingers!) a break.

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Student Pre-Registration

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  • What should I bring?

    At the minimum, you'll need a student ID, laptop, and charger. We also recommend bringing a change of clothes, toiletries, and a sleeping bag or pillow. You won't be able to leave Hack Cincinnati after the event starts, so make sure you have any medications you'll need.

  • Who can come to Hack Cincinnati?

    Any current high school is welcome to come to Hack Cincinnati — all we ask is that you bring a school issued ID with you. Additionally, teachers and parents are welcome to come to the final awards ceremony.

  • How long is Hack Cincinnati?

    You will have 24 hours to work on your projects at Hack Cincinnati. We will also have activities before and after the block of coding, so expect to be there from Saturday afternoon to Sunday evening.

  • Do I need to know how to code?

    Hack Cincinnati is open to all skill levels — both beginner and veteran coders may attend.

  • Is Hack Cincinnati free?

    Yes, Hack Cincinnati is completely free. This includes meals, drinks, swag, and workshops.

  • Is there a code of conduct?

    Yes. Please read our Code of Conduct carefully prior to attending.

Our Team

Last year, we ran CincyHacks, Cincinnati’s largest high school hackathon. This year, we’re kicking it up a notch: we’re bringing in leaders from Mason Hack Camp, Hack Chicago, McDonogh Hacks, and CodeDay to run an event for 300 high school programmers, hackers, and designers.


  • Alishaan Ali

    Alishaan Ali

    Head of Finance

  • Kabir Doshi

    Kabir Doshi

    Head of Logistics

  • Katherine Hu

    Katherine Hu

    Head of Sponsorship

  • Chris Lee

    Chris Lee

    Head of Experience

  • Jack Margeson

    Jack Margeson

    Head of Marketing


  • Dalton Craven

    Dalton Craven

    Branding & Web Development

  • Megan Cui

    Megan Cui

    Logistics & Sponsorship

  • Vikram Deepak

    Vikram Deepak

    Hacker Experience

  • Alan Guo

    Alan Guo


  • Nick Iten

    Nick Iten


  • Mingjie Jiang

    Mingjie Jiang

    Marketing & Finance

  • Will Mechler

    Will Mechler

    Logistics & Sponsorship

  • Mark Senne

    Mark Senne


  • Annie Wang

    Annie Wang

    Branding & Sponsorship

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