hackBCA II

The easiest way to learn to code.

March 28th - 29th, 2015 // Hackensack, NJ

Everyone is welcome

No experience needed.

hackBCA is open to all high school students.

Spend 24 hours turning an idea into reality.


March 28-29, 2015. 3pm to 3pm.


What is hackBCA?

hackBCA II is one of the biggest high school hackathons in the nation! The purpose of this hackathon is to give high school students an easy way to learn how to code. Experienced hackers can also come and learn about new technologies that they can use. Check out an article about us on NJ.com!

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an event in which teams spend the weekend building something awesome (and then demo it). hackBCA is open to anyone, from the absolute beginner to the professional hacker. Check out Dave Fontenot's post on "What is a hackathon?"

What if I don't know how to code?

There is absolutely nothing wrong with that! Hackathons provide an awesome opportunity for people to learn how to code. Even if you have never programmed before in your life, we will help you get started with the basics of programming and hopefully by the end of the hackathon, you will leave with a working application!

How and when do I submit my hack?

You must submit your hack by 11:00am on Sunday, but can still work on them after 11. We will send an email with more information on Sunday. Please do not start your project before the hackathon begins.

What should I bring? How much does this event cost?

You should bring your laptop (we won't provide computers) and charger, school ID, phone and charger, and power strips (recommended). Food will be provided! This event costs absolutely nothing!

Who can attend and how do the teams work?

Any students in high school can attend! You do not have to be from the US. If you need help convincing your parents, contact us at contact@hackBCA.com. You can work individually or with a team. For more information, check out our rules.

I know a company that wants to sponsor, what should I tell them?

Great! Tell them to contact us at contact@hackBCA.com

Can I be a mentor at hackBCA II?

Definitely! Simply click the mentor registration button above and enter your information to be registered.

I have another question! How should I ask?

If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact us at contact@hackBCA.com. Additionally, check out our rules at hackbca.com/rules.


Cohosted By:

Special Guests

Tom Lehman


Co-founder and CEO of Genius

Alex Iskold


Managing Director at Techstars NYC



Saturday, March 28th 2015

3:00 PM -

Registration Starts @ The Main Entrance

4:00 PM -

Kickoff and API Demos @ The Auditorium

5:30 PM -

Hacking Begins

6:30 PM -

Dinner @ The Gym

12:30 AM -

Official Cypher

Sunday, March 29th 2015

2:00 AM -

Pizza @ The Gym

7:30 AM -

Breakfast @ The Gym

11:00 AM -

Project Submission

11:30 PM -

Lunch @ The Gym

12:00 PM -

Demos Begin

2:00 PM -

Final Ceremony

3:00 PM -

Thanks for hacking with us!