Hack The New Year

Be The Future

January 11 - 12, 2020

Union Hall, 1311 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a place where people come together to hack (hack is a way to say make cool fun things) and meet new people! You can build anything you want in 24 hours, with free food, drinks, and places to sleep.

Students gather into teams and learn to code! (Hack Penn)

Sticker Exchange! (Flagship Summit)

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate? ๐Ÿ”ญ

Any student in middle school - 12th grade can participate. If you are above or below that please email us and we can work something out.

What if I don't know how to code? ๐Ÿ‘พ

Perfect! Hack the New Year is open to all experience levels, anywhere from beginners to master hackers.

Do I need a team? ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ง

Everyone will need to work on a team of 2 - 4 people. You can bring your friends to form a group of up to 4 people, or come alone and find a group here!

How much does it cost? ๐Ÿ’ธ

It is completely free to attend Hack the New Year thanks to our amazing sponsors! We got you covered.

Who runs this? ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ

Hack the New Year is run by high school students across the Cincinnati area and Massachusetts, backed by an international non-profit organization called Hack Club, which creates communities of makers all over the world.

Is this supervised? ๐Ÿ‘

Yes, there will be background checked adults at the event the entire time.

How do I get there? ๐Ÿš—

The event is located at Union Hall, 1311 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. We highly recommend that you have a parent drop you off, but if not you can find parking right across the street. For those located outside the Cincinnati area, we are currently unable to provide travel assistance but urge you to check out Execute Big's travel grants if you want to come.

Is there a theme? ๐Ÿค–

We don't have one! Feel free to make whatever want! Start the year right and make something you'll be proud of.

I'm a college student/professional and I want to mentor at this hackathon. ๐Ÿ“š

Of course! Contact us at, and we'll see what we can do!

What do I need to bring? ๐ŸŽ’

Be sure to bring your computer, phone, chargers, and anything else you might need for your project. You will also need to bring a form of ID (student IDs work great). Also, be sure to bring toiletries, a refillable water bottle, any medication you may need, and a sleeping bag if you plan to sleep. Middle School students must have a parent present on drop off and pick up.

What if I have another question? โ“

Feel free to contact us at with any questions you may have. We'd be more than happy to answer them!


Saturday Jan 11

9:00 AM Doors Open ๐Ÿšช

10:00 AM Opening Ceremony & Icebreaker ๐Ÿ“น

11:00 AM Hacking Begins ๐Ÿ’ป

1:00 PM Web Dev Workshop w/ Melody

3:00 PM INTERalliance Workshop w/ Tyler

5:00 PMGitKraken Workshop w/ Evan

6:30 PM Dinner ๐ŸŒฎ

7:30 PM CTF Starts ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป

Sunday Jan 12

12:00 AM Midnight Snack ๐Ÿฉ

12:30 AM CTF Ends ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป

1:00 AM Minecraft Survival Games โš”๏ธ

2:30 AM Tournament โš”๏ธ

9:00 AM Breakfast ๐Ÿฅž

7:00 AM Hacking Ends ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

9:45 AM Presentations Begin ๐ŸŽฅ

11:00 AM Presentations End/Judging Begins โš–๏ธ

11:15 AM Closing Ceremony ๐ŸŽˆ

12:00 PM Event Ends ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Our Venue

Front side of our venue!

The beautiful kitchen!

Epic seats that you can hack on!

Another awesome kitchen!

Our Sponsors



Additional Support

Become a Sponsor!

Contact us at our email and take a look at our prospectus!

Our Team

Jacob Haap

Executive Director

Faham Tak

Director of Marketing

JP Mason

Director of Hacker Experience

Harshith Iyer

Director of Finance & Sponsorship

Neel Redkar

Web Developer

Garrett Thompson

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