November 4th & 5th, 2017

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About CincyHacks

CincyHacks is Cincinnati's first hackathon dedicated to high school students. We are currently accepting registrations for CincyHacks. To learn more, check out the below FAQ topics.

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When & where is CincyHacks?

CincyHacks is being hosted at the University of Cincinnati in Rhodes Hall and Baldwin Hall from Saturday, November 4th to Sunday, November 5th!

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 CincyHacks after the event starts, so make sure you have any medications you'll need.

I've never coded!

Great, no prior knowledge is required! You're more than welcome to learn as you go!

What's a hackathon?

A hackathon is a type of coding marathon. Anyone with an interest in computer programming is able to come and work on projects for 24 hours straight, forming teams and sharing knowledge with each other. You don’t have to be a programmer--or even know how to code!

Who can come?

Any current high school is welcome to come to CincyHacks--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.

Is CincyHacks free?

Yes, CincyHacks is completely free! We will be providing food, swag, snacks, and drinks at no cost.

Is there a code of conduct?

CincyHacks follows the MLH Code of Conduct.

What else is at CincyHacks?

CincyHacks will have several booths where you can meet representatives from companies interested in helping students pursue technology. We will also have lightning talks about technology!

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.


Saturday, November 4th

12:00PM Doors Open
1PM Opening Ceremony
2:40PM Team Formation
3PM Hacking Begins
4PM Tech Talk: Internet of Things by Professor Andrew Rettig
6PM Dinner
8PM Tech Talk: High School Entrepreneurship: A Journey of Self Improvement by Dival Banerjee
10:30PM Cup Stacking
12AM Midnight Snack

Sunday, November 5th

8AM Breakfast
12PM Lunch
2PM Hacking Ends
2PM Presentation Prep Begins
2:30PM Final Presentations Begin
4PM Closing Ceremony Begins

Our Partner

Our Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring? Email us at for more details!

Our Team

Megan Cui

Megan Cui

Annie Wang

Annie Wang

Dalton Craven

Dalton Craven

Scott Shepherd

Scott Shepherd

Alan Guo

Alan Guo

Vikram Deepak

Vikram Deepak

Hacker Experience


If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to us at If not, then we're looking forward to seeing you!