Hanköy! is a fully student-run High School hackathon, taking place in Philadelphia, PA, on October 12 - 13, 2019. Hanköy! is organized by students part of a high school CompSci club, known as Hack Club. During the event, participants will have 24 hours to collaborate on software projects, which will then be judged by a panel of judges, with chances to win cool prizes.
The idea for Hanköy! started from memes that were circulating around the Hack Club community. Mainly, it came from two big memes which sprang to life within the same few days. The first, appeared when Max Wofford from Hack Club HQ, made a post about "Bank of Hack" shortly before the release of Hack Club Bank. "Bank of Hack" became "Hank" after the combination of the two words "bank" and "hack" Hank took flight. The second meme, originated when a mysterious user called "Oy", who is an oyster, appeared on the Hack Club slack and recited the simple phrase "Oy!". This, in a similar way to Hank, spread like wildfire. A few days later, the idea of a hackathon with Hank and Oy started to be thrown around, and just a few hours later, Hanköy! was born.
Hanköy is free to all attendees. Zero cost to you, everything is taken care of.
Hanköy is open to all students aged middle school (7th & 8th grade) through high school.
You will need to bring your Student ID, a laptop & charger, and anything else you may need (toiletries + pillow & sleeping bag if you plan to sleep at the event.
Yes! Our event theme is 'Night in Tokyo', so our goal is to be a bright, wild, and crazy as possible.
You do not need to know how to code already to attend Hanköy. If you don't already know, you can learn through workshops we will have available and from our mentors.
Make anything! The limit is your imagination.
While it is not required, it is reccomended that you work with at least 2-4 other people. If you come alone and want to work in a group, we will have a group forming activity after our opening remarks.
We will have travel options available for attendees located in the Boston, Newark/NYC, Norfolk, Richmond, DC/Baltimore, and Cincinnati areas (note that attendees traveling from Cincinnati may have to pay some for airfare).
Hanköy will take place October 12 - 13, 2019, in Philadelphia, PA. Check back here for the venue soon!