CincyHacks is a 24-hour virtual event where dozens of high schoolers will come together to build apps & games. We’ll provide workshops to get started and mentors to help out, then the next morning, judges will pick the best projects to win prizes.

Winners from last year holding Amazon Shows

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.

Students learning code in a classroom

A hackathon is a place to learn.

No worries if you’ve never coded before—we provide workshops to help you get started.

Students having fun

A hackathon is a place to have fun.

Make new friends and recieve awesome swag, all for free! Games and activities are planned to give your mind (and fingers!) a break.

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Register today for a guaranteed spot in CincyHacks—and a free T-shirt!

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All times in EST.

Saturday 27th
9:30 AM 👋 Check-in starts
10:00 AM 📢 Opening Ceremony
10:30 AM 👩‍💻 Hacking Begins
10:30 AM 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Team Formation
11:00 AM 🎨 Workshop: Personal Website
12:00 PM 🐍 Workshop: Python Basics
1:00 PM 🍽 Suggested Lunch Break
1:30 PM 💾 Workshop: Intro to GitHub
3:00 PM 🔍 Workshop: Finding Bigfoot
4:00 PM 🔊 Workshop: Sound Galaxy
5:00 PM 🔡 Talk: The Importance of Good Data
5:30 PM 👩‍💻 Talk: Women in Software Development
6:00PM 🍽 Suggested Dinner Break
7:00PM 💻 Talk: Life as a Developer
8:00PM 🤖 Demo: A Leap Into Robotics
11:00PM 🎮 Game Break
Sunday 28th
9:00 AM 📩 Project Submission Begins
10:30 AM ✨ Hacking Ends
10:30 AM ✅ Judging Begins
12:00 PM 🏆 Awards/Final Ceremony
12:30 PM 😭 Event Ends


How long is CincyHacks?

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

Where is CincyHacks?

Due to COVID-19 concerns. CincyHacks 2021 is virtual. We’ll be hosting the hackathon using Discord and Zoom. Register now for access to the Discord!

Who can participate in CincyHacks?

Any current high school student is welcome to participate in CincyHacks. Additionally, parents and teachers are welcome at the final awards ceremony.

Do I need to know how to code?

CincyHacks is completely beginner friendly—coders of all skill levels are welcome to come learn or create something new! We offer workshops to help you get started.

What should I bring to CincyHacks?

The basics: yourself and your computer! We also recommend you have access to a webcam and microphone in order to talk with your team.

Feel free to email us at if you have any additional questions.


If you or your company would like to sponsor CincyHacks 2021, please email



Amey Haridhas



Reja Khan

Public Relations


Ethan Rudy



Ava Scherocman



Dominic Scott

Hacker Experience


Emily Yang



Vidhi Bakshi



Shiven Kakkar



Eashan Vytla


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