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 grades 8-12 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, but there are no choosing teammates before the event. Everyone will be randomly assigned to one at the event.

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 as parking in the area is difficult. 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.

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!

Our Sponsors



Additional Support

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

Our Team

Jacob Haap

Executive Director

Faham Tak

Director of Marketing

JP Mason

Director of Hacker Experience

Harshith Iyer

Director of Finance & Sponsorship

Additional Help From

Neel Redkar

Web Developer

Garrett Thompson

Social Media Manager