Thanks for coming.

McDonogh Hacks I has been a very special hackathon. As your facilitators and mentors, we saw endless potentials with passionate students like you. The projects were all incredibly polished and fascinating for beginners, and we are all proud of what you have accomplished over just 24 hours of time.

Please keep exploring in the field that you've expressed interest in, and we hope to meet you all again in the future!

You can reach us via the links on our personal websites.

Megan, Mingjie & Sean

What is McDonogh Hacks?

McDonogh Hacks is a free 24-hour coding event where students will converge at McDonogh School’s brand new Fader Innovation Center to create amazing, solution-oriented projects and learn about computer science in the process. The event will include beginner to advanced workshops, and teams will compete to win prizes. The teachers and judges will be industry professionals.

This hackathon is part of the Fader Innovation Challenge, an innovation and entrepreneurial program designed to bring together teams of students from McDonogh School and the Baltimore region to identify and design solutions to human problems. McDonogh Hacks believes that diverse perspectives are necessary for the development of high-impact innovation. All students are urged to apply, particularly those for whom financial resources would otherwise prevent participation in such a program.

McDonogh Hacks I will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 10 and will end at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2018.




an event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming.


See some of the most asked questions about our event

Who can participate?

Any high school student can apply. You don’t need to know anything about hacking or coding -- you just need an open and curious mind and a will to do good in the world!

What can I create?

You can create anything as long as it is school appropriate, such as games, apps, or websites. We encourage you to create projects that will have a positive impact. For examples of hackathon creations, visit

How much does it cost?

Nothing! Everything is free of charge including food and t-shirts.

Will there be prizes?

Yes! Stay tuned for the prize distribution and categories.

Will there be transportation to McDonogh?

McDonogh School buses will transport participants to the event from community stops in Baltimore City. Information on pickup/dropoff locations will be announced after the registration deadline.

What should I bring?

A laptop, charger, and any other amenities you need. The event is overnight, so if you are planning on taking a break, you might want to bring a sleeping bag.

What type of workshops will be there?

We will have workshops ranging from building your first website to machine learning.

Is there a permission slip?

Yes. Forms will be distributed to participants prior to the event.

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