January 19–20, 2019, 111 hackers came together for Pennsylvania’s largest high school hackathon.
92% of attendees were attending their first hackathon. They created 40+ innovative projects. 41% were first-time coders, & 96% said they’d continue after the event.
Though technology opportunities are abound on the coasts, we set a new precedent of what making looks like for young people—from the snowy woods of central PA.
Three workshops taught the basics of making attendees’ first websites, games, & even a web-based synthesizer.
This team made OfficeBot, a rolling robot to play relevant “The Office” quotes anytime.
- Ice cream at midnight? Yep. 🍦
- 2am dance party? We did it. 💃
- Hacking while 2ft of snow fell outside? You bet. 🌨
Additional support from
Lachlan Campbell Founder, lead. they/them
Joy Liu Co-founder, marketing. she/her
Zane Davis-Barrs Software. he/him
Matthew Stanciu Operations. he/him
Jasmine Cao Marketing. she/her
Theo Bleier Operations. he/him
Special thanks to
Zach Latta Guest judge, coach for leadership, speaker. he/him
Max Wofford Guest judge from Hack Club, mentor. he/him
Jared Yarnall-Schane Guest judge from Happy Valley LaunchBox. he/him
Melody Starling Games workshop teacher, mentor. they/them
Mingjie Jiang Tireless mentor. he/him
Michael Destefanis Hack Club Bank hero, amazing helper. he/him
Jim Maund Venue coordinator from Church of the Good Shepherd. he/him