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EcoHacks

A high school hackathon for today’s environmental issues.

Postponed until further notice

EcoHacks is postponed until further notice

We regret to have to announce this, but we are doing it for the safety and well being of all of our organizers, staff, mentors, and most importantly, hackers/attendees. We wish for all of you and your families to stay safe during this strange and unique time. We will announce on our site (HERE!) when we have an update for the public.

EcoHacks is a 24-hour hackathon. A great place for high schoolers to meet others like them and create amazing projects that they will always look back on.

Students with their teams (@ CodeDay Ohio)
Students with their teams (@ CodeDay Ohio)
Students working on projects (@ AngelHacks)
Students working on projects (@ AngelHacks)

Help the Earth 🌎

There are so many companies working to change the world, but there aren't nearly enough dedicated to helping the environment. It's not profitable enough, or there are not enough people interested in working in that field. We hope to encourage YOU to make a dent in the world, create something, anything, to encourage even a single person to do more for the environment. After all, it's the little things that count!

Students present their ideas to the crowd
Students present their ideas to the crowd

FAQ

  • How much does it cost? 💸 Nothing! Registration and attendance are 100% free, with meals, drinks, swag, & workshops included. We'll even have prizes for the top scoring teams/individuals! We just want you there!

  • Who can participate? 🔭 Any current student grades 8–12. Anyone not in those grades could be accepted on a case by case basis. If you’re under/over that age, email us & we’ll see what we can do. If you're interested in mentoring or helping out, hit us up too!

  • Hacking? Is that safe? 👨🏿‍💻 No, we’re not “hacking” servers. The word is being constructively redefined for coding—apps, games, websites. It’s safe, supervised, and entirely educational.

  • What can I make? 🤖 Anything! A website, app, game, hardware hack, you name it. Judges will rate projects on creativity, technical skill demonstrated, polish, utility, and, last but not least, impact on the community.

  • What if I’m new to coding? 👾 At EcoHacks, complete beginners are not only welcome, but expected! We will have everything you need from mentors to workshops to learn on the spot!

  • Do I need a team? 👨‍👧‍👧 Nope! You’ll have an opportunity to meet fellow hackers and make teams of up to 4—find some new friends, bring yours, or work alone.

  • What should I bring? 🧳 Plan to bring a student ID, computer (any kind), chargers, anything for your hack (e.g. hardware), and enthusiasm! We'll provide snacks and meals, so you don't have to worry about that!

  • Who runs this? Is it supervised? 👨‍🏫 We’re independently-organized by high schoolers, from around the counry, sponsored via a nonprofit called Hack Club. It’s fully supervised with adult mentors & chaperones.

Sponsors

Hack Club Bank

Additional support from

Team

EcoHacks was founded by a team of curious and innovative students that are a part of Hack Club

  • Jacob

    Jacob Haap Executive Director, co-founder. he/him

  • Garrett

    Garrett Thompson Asst. Executive Director, co-founder. he/him

  • Claire

    Claire Wang Asst. Executive Director, Director of Finance. she/her

  • Faham

    Faham Tak Director of Sponsorship. he/him

  • Neel

    Neel Redkar Director of Marketing. he/him

  • Kai

    Kai Director of Hacker Experience. he/him

  • Luke

    Luke Carapezza Director of Logistics. he/him

  • Damian

    Damian Asst. Director of Finance. he/him

From amazing organizers

The members of the EcoHacks team have put on amazing events throughout the West Coast, Midwest, and Northeast.

  • CodeDay Ohio & CodeDay Bay Area

    CodeDay is a worldwide event where students come to gether and build apps & games for 24 hours. CodeDay Ohio takes place in Cincinnati, OH, and CodeDay Bay Area takes place in San Francisco, CA.

  • AngelHacks

    AngelHacks is a hackathon in Los Angeles, CA dedicated to helping underrepresented students learn to love programming.

  • Hack the New Year

    Hack the New Year is a hackathon in Cincinnati, OH dedicated to getting more students involved with programming to build a better future.

  • DV Hacks

    DV Hacks is a hackathon in San Francisco, CA that strives to create a place for students to have fun and learn to code.

  • Westborough Hacks

    Westborough Hacks is a hackathon in Westborough, MA that aims to fix the underutilization of resources on how computer science is taught in their area.