December 12, 2015


High School students with some programming experience as well as those who have never programmed.


A day of learning, coding and building. Learn from our mentors and in our workshops. Bring a team or form one when you get here.


def hacks("Winter",2015): December 12, 2015


Facebook, NY

Our Judges


Schedule (tentative)

8:15Check in
9:00Workshop 1
9:30Project pitches
9:45Workshop 2 / hacking
10:15Workshop 3 / hacking
5:00Judging begins
6:00Dinner / Demos



Participants are required to bring their own laptop computer or other device to hack on.


Participants must be enrolled in high school at the time of the event. Participants should bring their school ID to the event.

Photo release and parental permission

All participants must complete and submit the photo release and parental permission forms as part of the application.


Participants can hack solo or in teams of up to 4 members. Participants are encouraged to meet and work with new people at the hackathon.


Facebook is graciously hosting def hacks("Winter",2015): in their offices. As such, participants must:

  • respect the fact that we are visitors in a professional work space.
  • not touch anything outside of the designated hacking areas.
  • not write, change, or erase anything on the white boards, walls or other surfaces.
  • clean up after themselves so that we leave the Facebook offices in better shape than when we arrived.

Personal possesions

  • CSTUY is not responsible for participant's personal property. As such, participants should keep valuables with them at all times.

Code of conduct

def hacks("Winter",2015): participants are required to follow the code of conduct as outlined by Major Leage Hacking summarized as:

TL;DR. Be respectful. Harassment and abuse are never tolerated. If you are in a situation that makes you uncomfortable at an officially sanctioned MLH event, if the event itself is creating an unsafe or inappropriate environment, or if interacting with a MLH representative or event organizer makes you uncomfortable, please report it using the procedures included in this document.
The full code can be found here:

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