MAHacks VI
Hackers work on their projects at MAHacks 2019
MAHacks has been postponed from March 19-20. Please check your email for more details.


High schoolers: Come join us for a weekend of fun! Learn to code, hone your skills, and make new friends, with free food and prizes over 24 hours!

Boston, MA
Spring 2022
MAHacks VI will run during a weekend in spring, 2022. You'll spend 24 hours coding - or learning how - as well as attending workshops, eating food, playing games, making friends, and more! Know a friend who'd be interested? Invite them!
Photo from MAHacks V @ Rapid 7 by Amogh Chaubey
Photo from MAHacks V @ Rapid 7 by Chris Walker
By the end of the weekend, you'll have an awesome project that you'll demo with your team!
MAHackers collaborating on their project
Photo from MAHacks V @ Rapid 7 by Jolene Pern
No, we aren't "hacking" servers or bank accounts, instead, we're "hacking" by making things using code. MAHacks is all about learning and collaborating to bring an idea to reality - whether it's a website, app, robot, or something else.
MAHacks will always be completely free, and every participant will walk away with free swag and, hopefully, a prize! Food and drinks will be provided!
Photo from MAHacks V @ Rapid 7 by Jolene Pern


MAHacks is made possible by our awesome sponsors–check out our prospectus! Want to work together? Let's talk

Infinite Analytics
Insomnia Cookies
Kirkland and Shaw
Virtual, Inc.


Have a question? Contact the team

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a fun event where students work together to brainstorm, code, design, and present projects, such as apps, websites, and hardware. At MAHacks, you can expand your skills, make new friends, and create something valuable! No, we aren't destructively "hacking" servers or databases - in this context, the word "hacking" means building things using code. MAHacks is safe, supervised, and educational.

Who can attend MAHacks?

High schoolers from any school are welcome! Middle school students are allowed on a case-by-case basis, reach out to us at We do not allow parents, teacher chaperones, or college students at the event.

How much will it cost?

Nothing. There will be workshops, prizes, merch, food, and fun, all at zero cost to you! Unfortuantely, we cannot reimburse participant's travel expenses at this time.

What if I don't know how to code?

Everyone is welcome at MAHacks! We'll have workshops for everyone who's willing to learn, even if you're just getting started or are a pro-super-ninja-hacker!

What can I make?

Anything! Your project can be a website, app, robot, or anything else you can come up with and build!

What's the schedule?

The schedule for MAHacks VI will be released soon! Stay tuned!

What should I bring?

You will need a laptop and charger, and anything else you want to hack on. Make sure to bring your ID (preferably government issued) and proof of vaccination! You may be notified of other required documents, such as the waiver, closer to the event. Most importantly, bring a willingness to learn and have fun!

What about COVID?

We'll be following all CDC and state guidelines for events. N95-type masks will be required and provided. We're looking to provide COVID testing to attendees (if you can help, please reach out!).

I'm a college student/professional interested in getting involved. Can I mentor?

We are looking for college students and professionals skilled in software, mobile, or hardware development, graphic design, marketing, project management, or any area useful for hackathon participants. Mentors are free to work with multiple teams and guide them through issues, technical or otherwise, they're facing. If you are interested in mentoring, please reach out to

Who's running this? Is it supervised?

MAHacks is independently organized by a team of high schoolers, for high schoolers. We will have adult supervisors with background checks on site for the duration of the event, and will be working with building security and local law enforcement to ensure all participants' safety. If you have any questions or concerns about the safety of the event, please email


Kunal Botla

Kunal Botla

Lead Organizer · he/him

Benjamin Ashbaugh

Benjamin Ashbaugh

Design + Development · he/him

Claire Wang

Claire Wang

Logistics · she/her

Theo Bleier

Theo Bleier

Advisor · he/him

Sarthak Mohanty

Sarthak Mohanty

Design Advisor · he/him


  • Jolene Pern
  • Vicki Yang
  • Jonathan Yin
  • Kunal Sharda
  • Matt Tengtrakool
  • Michelle Yu
  • Jocelyn Pern
  • Justin Yu
  • Max Krieger
  • Edward Song
  • Nimish Garg
  • Jennifer Kim
  • Katherine Huang
  • Emily Tan
  • Walter Shen
  • Zhi Wei Gan
  • Rebekah Agwunobi
  • Aadhya Puttur
  • Nina Zhang

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