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 will applications close?

    Applications will be open until March at the very least, and a definitive deadline is TBA. The sooner you apply, the better! Click here to be taken to the application section.

  • 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 VII is located at the Millburn High School (462 Millburn Ave). It is accessible using exit 9A on Route 24, which can be accessed with Exit 48 from I-78.


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.


Our tutors are some of the top students in Millburn High School. All proceeds go towards funding hackMHS. We tutor on a wide range of topics, not just programming and computer science. For more information, or to request a tutoring session, please contact us at

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