October 8, 2016
Microsoft Sales and Technology Center
200+ Hackers



Bring Your Ideas to Life

If you ever had a great app idea, but never got a chance to implement it, hackNEHS is for you! At hackNEHS, you can create anything from scratch and implement your creative ideas. Most of the hacks will be software based, but if you want to utilize hardware, feel free to bring in your own. Regardless, come hack with us to create something awesome!


All Highschoolers Welcome

No prior experience is necessary to come to hackNEHS, so grab your friends, classmates, and fellow hackers! Coming to a hackathon is a great place for new coders to learn the basics. We will provide workshops for beginners to get hands-on experience with app development, web development, and idea generation from experience mentors. We will pass out SWAG and t-shirts to everyone who participates.


Win Fabulous Prizes

hackNEHS is a competition where teams work together to build amazing software using many tools, APIs, and products. At the end of the event, judges will provide feedback and prizes to the best hacks, which could include cool drones, arduino kits, smart watches, fun Sphero SPRKs, grants to further develop your ideas, and other hot technolgies of the modern era.


We are running the most exciting hackathon in the New England area for high school students. It will be a day of developing cool ideas, meeting other high school hackers, and learning the ins and outs of development.


  • peopleWho

    Any highschooler in the New England area. Come join 200+ fellow hackers, no prior experience required!

  • placeWhere

    5 Wayside Road, Burlington MA, 01803
    Microsoft Burlington is an exciting new facility with leading edge meeting space to enhance the showcasing of ideas and products. Rooms are equipped with the latest audio visual service.Google Maps

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    October 8, 2016 - 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM


Interested in coming to hackNEHS to participate? Fill out the registration form below:
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8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration, Networking, and team formation
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM Opening ceremonies, keynote speakers, API demos, and introductions
9:15 AM - 6:30 PM Hacking period with breaks for lunch, dinner, snacks, and drinks
9:25 AM - 10:40 AM Workshop Session A
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Workshop Session B
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Hack submission demos, judging, and awards
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM Closing ceremonies


If you're interested in being a mentor, contact us at info or fill out the mentor form below:
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Bobbie Carlton - founder of Carlton PR   Marketing, Innovation Nights and Innovation Women, is an award-winning marketing, PR and social media professional.

Vicky Wu Davis - Executive Director and Founder, Youth CITIES. Vicky's entreprenurial leadership has been recognized in Red Herring, the Kauffman Foundation, Boston Business Journal, and more.


Nick Jonas - I'm a creative technologist at Google Creative Lab with a background in computer science and a penchant for designing new products that help people with their everyday lives.

Heather Liupold - Heather Luipold is a Creative Lead at the Google Creative Lab where she helps craft Google stories to share with the world through product innovation and marketing.

Eric Ouyang - Eric is a senior at Harvard and the founder of Sponsr.Us, a non-profit supporting student initiatives through online fundraising and mentorship.


What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an event where like-minded computer enthusiasts meet to work together on computer programming. Teams collaborate to build and code something original from websites and apps to machines and robots. Hackathons foster an environment for self-expression through technology.

What are workshops?

Workshops will be small, interactive classes teaching novices how brainstorm innovative ideas and code their ideas. Experienced mentors will run these class sessions throughout the hackathon. They will give participants the basic tools necessary to build something cool in the hackathon. Workshops will be offered on various tools, including Ideation by MIT Launch, web development, and JavaScript.

What should I bring?

You only need to bring your computer, a charger, a valid government-issued or school ID, and your signed liabilty form. Attendance is completely free, and food, drinks, power strips, and wi-fi will be provided!

How does scoring work?

One hack or project are to be submitted by each team to qualify for demos and prizes. Experienced judges will critique each submission based on functionability, creativity, and technical difficulty.

How do teams work?

A team usually consists of 4 - 5 people who collaborate on a project for the entire event. You can come with a team, or make one with new friends you meet at hackNEHS during registration!

Will there be food?

Yes, food will be provided. We will have delicious pizza for lunch, and Chipotle for dinner. Let us know of you have any allergies or dietary preferences!

How will I get there?

Find some friends to drive or carpool with! Our venue is conveniently right off the highway, next to big malls such as Burlington mall.

What is the cost?

It’s completely free! Thanks to our generous sponsors, you will be able to attend hackNEHS with no charge whatsoever.

Can I be a mentor?

Of course! Contact us at our email below.

I can't code?

Whether you're an experienced hacker or you've never written a line of code before, you are welcome at hackNEHS. Going to a hackathon like hackNEHS is a fantastic way to learn coding through morning workshops.

Who can attend?

hackNEHS is open to all high schoolers. If you’re in middle school, shoot us an email at our email below.

I don't have a team?

Don’t worry. You will have an opportunity to find a team on the day of the hackathon. The first hour is dedicated towards registration, networking, and team formation. Or, you can even choose to work solo!


Interested in sponsoring? Please contact us at sponsors.
Check out our sponsorship packet here: hackNEHS Sponsorship Packet

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We are a group of passionate high school students who love computer science and want to bring together like-minded students to brainstorm innovative ideas. With computer science and hackathons becoming more popular around the globe, we want to join the revolution and promote computer science within our communities.
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Co-founder: Andrew Wang is an 11th grader at Phillips Academy Andover.

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Co-founder: Kevin Sun is an 11th grader at Phillips Academy Andover.

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Co-founder: Vinjai Vale is an 11th grader at Phillips Exeter Academy.

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Director of Sponsorships: Alec Sun is a 12th grader at Phillips Exeter Academy.

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Director of Marketing: Jocelyn Shen is an 11th grader at Phillips Academy Andover.