MetroHacks 2018 | New England High School Hackathon


HARVARD SOCH • MAY 19-20, 2018


About MetroHacks

MetroHacks is the biggest high school hackathon, or tech gathering and competition, in New England. For 24 hours, learn about new technology, talk to industry professionals, meet up with friends, and make new ones. Participate in workshops, learn from speeches, and work with experts from companies like , Google, and Red Hat. High school students ages 13-18 can come, regardless of experience. The event is completely free, and meals are provided for all participants.

Event Tracks


Bring the doctor’s office into our homes! Projects on this track could utilize wearable technology for patient monitoring outside the clinic, or enable a patient to schedule a consultation with their doctor over an app. They are typically concerned with ensuring the well being of the user, either mentally, physically, emotionally, or all three.


Build a project that would make Mother Nature proud. Projects on this track utilize technology, especially hardware, to combat some of the world’s most rapidly growing environmental issues including global warming, pollution, and the energy crisis.


Create a hack that leverages technology to improve the way our community, society, and government function. Projects that fall into this track often aim to unite different walks of society and enable users to take civic responsibility into their own hands. For example, tackle issues like voter turnout or develop tools to aid grassroots campaigns.


Develop a project using Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Particle Photons or any other hardware at your disposal. Projects that fall into this track use sensors along with connected devices and components, which are primarily aimed at solving problems that exist in the real world.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can come?

All high schoolers, aged 13-19, can come! No experience required - if you're motivated and love tech, you're welcome at MetroHacks.

How much does it cost?

MetroHacks costs nothing. Registering and attending is free, and you get free food, t-shirts, prizes, swag and lessons.

What should I bring?

Bring a Photo ID, laptop, charger, sleeping bag, toiletries, change of clothes. We’ll take care of the rest.

When is it?

May 19-20, 2018: Saturday to Sunday, overnight.

Where is it?

The Harvard SOCH @59 Shepard St, Cambridge, MA. The facilities are used by students at Harvard University!

How do I form a team?

You’ll have time to find a team when you arrive. If you already have a team, just list your teammates when you register.

You got hardware?

We’ve got tons of cool hardware- Particle photon kits, 3D imaging sensors, and more!

What can I win?

We’re working with some awesome companies to give out tons of prizes. Check back later to see a list of all the prizes.

I have more questions!!

Hit us up here.



Saturday, May 19
9:00 AM Registration begins
10:30 AM Opening Ceremony
11:30 AM Sponsor Fair
12:00 PM Lunch
12:30 Hacking and Workshops Begin
    →1:00 PM - 1:45 PM iOS Development, Python
    →2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Microsoft IoT, Python (cont.),
    →3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Artificial Intelligence, Intro to Databases with SQL
    →4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Cloud Computing, Hands-on Hardware
    →5:00 PM - 5:45 PM HTML & CSS, What is Entrepreneurship?
    →6:00 PM - 6:45 PM Deep Learning, How to Pitch Your Hack
7:00 PM Dinner
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Late-night Snacks + Gaming tournaments

Sunday, May 20
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Women in Tech Gathering/Breakfast
9:30 AM Brunch
10:00 AM Hacking Ends
10:15 AM Judging Begins
12:00 PM Judging ends
12:00 PM - 1:00PM Lunch
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Event Closing Ceremony

Featured Speakers

Ken Zolot

Keynote Speaker

Pragati Mathur

Keynote Speaker

Netia McCray

Keynote Speaker

Featured Workshops

Anisha Baidya


Nareg Khoshafian


Netia McCray

Hands-on Hardware

Jamison Kissh

Cloud Computing

Sophia Lin

How to Pitch Your Hack

Pragadeesh Suresh Babu

Python and SQL

Kathan Vyas

Deep Learning

Aniruddh Iyengar


Jerome Vigne

Microsoft IoT

Andrei Fateev

Microsoft IoT

Suneha Kadimdiwan


Simone LaPray



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