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Hack the Nest

12.09.23 - 12.10.23
Tysons, VA

Thanks for attending!

Hack the Nest will return next year, recap coming soon :)


This December, join 200 hackers for the DMV area's largest high school hackathon. Hack the Nest is a collaborative coding event where participants (also called hackers) bring their innovative ideas to life in just one weekend. Whether it's 2am-debugging with cookies or karaoke, our ultimate goal is to host an unforgettable experience for an audience normally barred from hackathons.
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Hackathons are collaborative multi-day events where participants (also called hackers) bring their ideas to life by building innovative projects from scratch using software development principals. Aside from just being coding events/competitions, hackathons offer several fun mini-events, educational workshops, sponsor fairs, and an overall great atmosphere to hang out in!
Absolutely nothing! We'll take care of food, prizes, swag, and more :)
That's completely fine - in fact, many participants are first time hackers and beginners!
You definitely don't need to have an idea beforehand! Remember that your project can come in any form you want - creative, funny, innovative, and more - and you'll have teammates to help ideate during the weekend! You're not required to make a project to attend, but we recommend that you do in order to get the full hackathon experience.
There are up to four people per team and you get to choose who you work with, so bring your friends along! Don't worry if you don't have a team; we have a dedicated team formation Discord channel as well as a team formation session at the beginning of the event.
Hack the Nest was built by high schoolers from River Hill and Glenelg High School in Howard County, Maryland. We are supported by MLH, Hack Club, and our generous teachers and sponsors.
Hack the Nest is open to all high school students of all experience levels from anywhere. If you're not in high school, we'd love to have you as a mentor, volunteer, or sponsor!
Hack the Nest is being held in-person at 1934 Old Gallows Rd Suite 350, Vienna, VA 22182. We're on the 3rd floor of the Bank of America building, just across the street from Tysons Corner Center!
We will be able to provide travel reimbursements thanks to Hack Club's new Gas Fund initiative!
Feel free to arrive, leave, and come back at any time!
We'll have a dedicated sleeping room and a very limited supply of air mattresses and sleeping bags on a first come first serve basis. Feel free to bring your own blanket, bed, or... bouncy castle?
Please direct any other questions to [email protected] and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!


Interested in sponsoring? Feel free to take a look at our prospectus and email [email protected]!

theCoderSchool gold sponsorship
PRHI silver sponsorship
Gramaco silver sponsorship
XTEN-AV silver sponsorship
Intelligent Office silver sponsorship
C-HIT bronze sponsorship
Jane Street bronze sponsorship
Bayun Systems bronze sponsorship
Inspirit AI bronze sponsorship
Verbwire bronze sponsorship
Wolfram bronze sponsorship
No Starch Press bronze sponsorship
StandOut Stickers bronze sponsorship
HCB bronze sponsorship