New England's Bi-Annual High School Hackathon

January 13, 2018
Boston, MA

Where technology meets entrepreneurship

Whether you're a beginner, seasoned developer, or an entrepreneur with an idea, join a team or bring a project idea and you'll create something unforgettable.

$17k+
in prizes
12
hours
75+
hackers

About MAHacks

MAHacks is run for high schoolers, by high schoolers. Our goal is to bring together entrepreneurial-minded students and tech-savvy students to form truly impactful projects that last beyond our event.

In the past, we've held events at MIT and Canopy Coworking City. We hope you'll join us for MAHacks III!

Introducing Tracks

At MAHacks III, you can submit your project in one of our tracks and win special prizes provided by our sponsors! We want to promote hacks that solve problems and that you'll be excited to continue after MAHacks.

Medical Technology Track

Help solve a problem in the medical industry and you could win the chance to continue your project with Boston Children's Hospital! More information coming soon.

Entrepreneurship Track

Entrepreneurship is all about solving problems in people's lives. Combine your skills with technology and business to identify and meet the world's needs! More information coming soon.

Join

We'd love to see you this winter.

Register

January 13, 2018

Boston, MA

Schedule

Coming soon!

FAQ

What's a hackathon?

A hackathon is a 12 hour coding event where students and developers work together to create products and designs. There will be a lot of free stuff, free food, and prizes!

Who can come?

Any high schooler interested is welcome, regardless of skill level!

How much will it cost?

Nothing. Period. There will be workshops, prizes, free swag, free food, and lots of fun, at zero cost to you.

What if I've never coded before?

We’ll have workshops to teach anyone the basics of coding - but it’s not required. Teams often need designers, artists, writers and anyone who can contribute. Most teams actually benefit from non-programmers!

How do teams work?

Each team is capped at four members. Each team has the option to submit their project for judging.

I don’t have a team?

For the first couple of hours, we will help you network with other students. You can find people you want to work with and make a team on the day of!

I don’t have an idea?

Most people come to hackathons with no idea what they’re going to do, and that’s totally fine. We’ll be demoing many company API’s and hardware, and you can work with their products!

What should I bring?

You need a photo ID and something to hack with (like your laptop) and its charger. And most importantly, bring friends!

What if I have another question?

Feel free to email us at info [at] mahacks.com, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!