frequently asked questions
  • Who can attend?

    Any high school student is welcome to apply! If you're in middle school, you may attend if you are at least 13 years old. Absolutely no coding experience is necessary.

  • What if I've never been to a hackathon before?

    You can let us be your first! :) In fact, hackMHS is designed with first time hackers in mind, with many mentors and workshops to guide you along the way!

  • How much does it cost?

    Nothing at all! hackMHS is completely free to all participants. While you're here, you'll get free food and free stuff.

  • Will you provide travel reimbursement?

    Sorry, we're currently unable to provide travel reimbursement.

  • How long will the event last?

    hackMHS will last Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon. The hacking period will be 24 hours.

  • I'm a parent concerned about safety. Is hackMHS safe?

    Yes! hackMHS is definitely safe. All 24 hours, there are adult chaperones on site monitoring the event around-the-clock. Along with that, Millburn High School is a safe location with night time security. Also, all students must follow the MLH Code of Conduct.

  • Do students sleep overnight?

    Students are encouraged, although not required, to stay overnight as part of the hackathon experience. There will be designated quiet areas for sleeping. If you are uncomfortable staying overnight, you may be picked up by a parent.

  • When are applications open?

    Applications will open soon! The date is TBA.

  • What should I bring?

    Bring your laptop, phone, chargers, a sleeping bag (if desired), and excitement about learning new things!

  • How will you decide between applicants?

    Participants will be selected by a random lottery. Each round of accepted students will have 2-3 days to RSVP.

  • Do I need to join a team beforehand?

    Nope! We encourage you to meet new students during team formation at the beginning of the event. We recommend you form a team of up to 4 students.

  • I have a question that isn't answered here.

    Feel free to email us your questions at We'll be happy to answer them!

  • Where is it?

    hackMHS VI is located at the Millburn High School (462 Millburn Ave). It is accessible via exit 9A on Route 24, which can be accessed via Exit 48 via I-78 Express


hackMHS is about building a close community in which students of all backgrounds can make new friends, learn new skills, and grow as developers.


Whether you love music, gaming, design, hardware, biology, or more, come to hackMHS to discover where your interests meet technology, and collaborate with other enthusiastic students to build a cool project.


Millburn Splash is an afternoon of mini, interactive classes for students in grades 1-8, taught by students at Millburn High School. The classes cover a wide variety of topics, from origami to entrepreneurship to robotics!

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