Calling all programmers, designers, makers and leaders! TeenHacks LI is Long Island’s premier 24-hour high school hackathon, by students, for students. Take part in group collaboration, interesting workshops, sweet prizes, and more. Get ready to meet new people and have an amazing time. Join our community as we build the future!

Founded by Jeffrey Yu and Wesley Pergament in 2018, we bring together the brightest students across the northeast to engage in “collaborative coding.” We hope to build a hacker community here on Long Island, with an emphasis placed on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Due to these unprecedented times, we will be hosting a virtual hackathon event! Everyone is welcome! To learn more about our virtual hackathon look below.


Saturday 6/26

  • AM

    • 8:00am-8:30am - Opening Speeches / Sign In

    • 8:30am-9:30am - Keynote Speakers

    • 9:30am-10:00am - Team-Building Activity / Icebreakers

    • 10:00am-10:45am - AR/VR Workshop from EchoAR  

    • 11:30am-12:15pm - Women in STEM

  • PM

    • 12:15pm-1:00pm - Lunch Break

    • 2:00pm-2:45pm - Python Workshop (in house)

    • 3:00pm-4:00pm - Kahoot

    • 4:00pm-5:00pm - Electrical Engineering: How Devices and Sensors Communicate with I2C

    • 6:00pm-7:00pm - Operationalise Your Chatbots with Zero-Coding with Flogo from Tibco 

    • 7:00pm-8:30pm - Video Game Tournament

    • 8:30pm-12:00am - Movie


Sunday 6/27

  • AM

    • 12:00am-1:00am - Midnight Karaoke ☾☾☾

    • 8:45am-9:30am -  Morning Workout w/ Michael

    • 10:00am-10:45am -  Entrepreneurship Panel

    • 10:00am-10:45am - Cryptocurrency Panel

    • 11:00am-11:45am -  Jackbox 

  • PM

    • 12:00pm-12:45pm -  Machine Learning Panel

    • 3:00pm - FINAL Deadline For Project Submission (Devpost)

    • 3:30pm-5:00 pm - JUDGING

    • 5:30pm-6:30 pm - Closing Statements/Prizes


Hackathon Sponsors


$560 in prizes

1st Place

Status Audio BT One -

3rd Place

Rocket Smart Reusable Notebook + THLI Mask + Stickers

People's Choice Awards

$50 Amazon Gift Card -
Spend your gift card money on whatever you want with a $50 Amazon Gift Card for each member of the team!

Best Use of Qoom

Invitation to Qoom Creator Group (
Featured on Qoom Project Gallery (

Pinnacle Winner

Invitation to Pinnacle (The Olympics of Hackathons) from September 17-19, 2021 in
Dallas, Texas, USA.

Pinnacle Runner-Up

$10 Amazon Gift Card -
Spend your gift card money on whatever you want with a $10 Amazon Gift Card for each member of the team!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Jefferson Wong

Jefferson Wong

Jacky Lau

Jacky Lau
CUNY Queens College

Simon He

Simon He

Eric Yin

Eric Yin
CUNY Queens College

Stelios Phanartzis

Stelios Phanartzis
CUNY Queens College

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Skill
    Winners should have projects that took talent and problem solving skills to create. Feats of unique and impressive coding should be rewarded, as well as crazy “hacky” solutions.
  • Application/Usefulness
    This is not required, because a hack can win on the merits of just being a super cool hack!
  • Creativity
    The more unique and creative the hack, the better! General aesthetics and polish of the hack, as well as the creativity of the concept, count towards this criterion.
  • Presentation
    Students should be able to effectively present their projects to the judges. There should be a clear explanation of what the project does and how they got up to that point.
  • Overall Intrigue
    This one is really up to the judges’ discretion, but sometimes you see a hack that’s just so cool that it needs to win. If you make something that’s neat in its own right, it falls under this criterion.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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