Our flagship 24 hour event 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. Learn more about this event below.

Event FAQ

Anyone, aged 13-18, can come! No experience required - if you're motivated and love tech, you're welcome at MetroHacks.

The 24 hour event costs nothing! Registering and attending is free, and you get free food, t-shirts, prizes, swag and lessons.

Bring a Photo ID, laptop, charger, motivation, and great ideas! We'll take care of the rest.

May 25-26

Harvard SOCH (59 Shepard St, Cambridge, MA 02138)

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 may work individually or in teams of no more than 4 people.

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

Workshop schedule is on the brochure.

Check the schedule

The GARAGE will be open, where you can find mentors to help with your problem. There also may be mentors walking around.


Harvard Student Organization Center at Hilles.

59 Shepard St, Cambridge, MA 02138


Day 1

  • 9:00 - 9:45 AM

    Registration + Networking

  • 10:00 - 11:00 AM

    Opening Ceremony

  • 11:00 - 12:00 PM

    Team Building/Idea Generation

  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM

    Lunch/Hacking Begins!

  • 1 - 2 PM

    Workshop 1A - Cloud Computing + IoT

  • 2:15 - 3:15 PM

    Workshop 2 - Entrepreneurship

  • 3:30 - 4:30 PM

    Workshop 3 - Web Design

  • 4:45 PM


  • 4:45 - 5:45 PM

    Workshop 4A

  • 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Workshop 5A

    Workshop 5B

    Concurrent Fortnite/XBox Tournament

  • 7:15 - 8:00 PM


  • 8:00 - 10:00 PM

    Swag Release

    Sleeping Area Opens

  • 10:00 PM - Midnight

    Movie and Insomnia Cookies

Day 2

  • 12:00 - 8:00 AM


  • 8:30 - 9:30 AM


  • 10:00 AM


  • 10:00 - 11:30 AM

    First Phase Judging

  • 11:45 - 12:30 PM


  • 1:00 - 1:30 PM

    Second Phase Judging

  • 1:45 - 2:45 PM

    Closing Ceremony - Awards and Speaker

  • 3:15 PM

    End of Event and Pickup

Hacker Project Event Tracks


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.


Bring the doctors office into our homes! Projects on this track could utilize wearable technology for patient monitoring outside the clinic, could enable a patient to schedule a consultation with their doctor over an app, or help people live healthier lifestyles. 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.

Keynote Speaker

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Tuan Ho

CEO and Co-Founder of ScholarJet


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