September - 8th, 2018

NetScout Systems Inc.

178 E Tasman Dr, San Jose, CA 95134


Thanks for coming to TeenHacks℠ 2018 by InternetDonkey,Inc. Follow our Facebook page for updates in 2019!
100+ TeenHackers mentors,workshops,volunteers
More than $5000 in prizes


Prizes 2018 was awarded to the best five Civic Hacks

  • The Best Overall Hack - I (Grounded)
  • The Best Overall Hack - II (Noma)
  • The Best Overall Hack - III (Medifind)
  • The Best Overall Hack - IV (UCSS)
  • The Best Overall Hack - V (REMEDI)

We also had special prizes for using a specific software tool.

Special Prize

  • Internet Donkey Jungle in the humble Best Pitch award (UCSS)
  • The Best Civic Project on .tech site (REMEDI)
  • The Best Civic Project using Unity3d
  • The Best Civic project using Hasura GraphQL Engine


Why TeenHacks?

TeenHacks is a charity high school civic hackathon by TeenHacks, an organization of teens in technologyfounded by Zachary Thomas Abraham, that will gather the innovators of tomorrow and make their ideas for a better community a reality. For 12 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 mentors from companies.The event is completely free! TeenHacks is a high school hackathon in the Bay Area for students by students says the TeenHacks founder Zachary Thomas Abraham who is passionate about Teens in Technology. We will have free food, swag, goodies, and more! Our goal is to support diversity, innovation, and technology among high school students.TeenHacks mission is to partner with non-profits to Hack for Good. In 2018 Hack for Good beneficiary is an educational foundation,a NPO that mobilizes school students across U.S to enable college education around the globe.

Teen students are welcome

Students ages 12-18 can come, regardless of experience and there's no entry fee.

What to expect?

It's a 12 hour hackathon where you'll meet mentors from different companies, participate in workshops and learn something new. We'll be providing food and snacks to keep you motivated during the 12-hour hackathon. If you are passionate about helping your community and leverage technology to improve the way our community, society, and government function come join us! Your work will unite different walks of society and enable users to take civic responsibility into their hands. For example, tackle issues like preventing california wild fires or school shooting, voter turnout or develop tools to aid grassroots campaigns. Join your fellow teen designers, coders, students and more! This Hackathon is focused on civic tech and making community services better. We hack/build and learn together during this one day Hackathon.

  • Contribute to the betterment of your community. Some ideas here
  • Build your portfolio of work or work on someone else's cool project
  • Meet new people




A hackathon is a 12-hour programming marathon where your ideas come to life. Over the course of the weekend, students from all backgrounds and all skill levels collaborate in teams of up to four to something awesome. All participants must abide by the Code of Conduct.


No worries! This is the perfect time to learn how to code and all students, regardless of skill level and experience, are welcome. There will be plenty of mentors on hand glad to answer any and all questions and workshops specifically designed for those with no prior experience. Stay tuned for information about workshops!


We accept students 12-18. We expect some familiarity with coding in grades 7th and 8th ie if you plan to code. College students are welcome to help out as mentors!


No worries! It is not uncommon for people to come into the hackathon without an already-formed group, but we'll make sure you're matched with the right people! We will have a team formation and ideation session the first night so everyone can find the perfect team and come up with awesome ideas, so don't you worry first-time hackers!


Teams can be up to four people. While you may work as an individual, we highly encourage collaborating with others. If you don't have a team or need help finding one, make sure not to miss our team formation and ideation session on Saturday.


Just bring your id,laptop,charger,ideas and we will provide you with the food, WiFi, workspace, and swag!


The event is from 9am to 9pm on September 8,2018. The day-of schedule is posted below!


Email us at TeenHacks℠ if you have any additional questions. We are always happy to help!


Email us at TeenHacks℠, we always are looking for sponsors!


Saturday - September 8th

Time Event
9:00 AM Attendee Check-In
9:15 AM Opening Ceremony
10:00 AM

Brainstorming Ideas; Hacking Begins!

10:00 AM

Workshop Begins!

12:00 AM Lunch
2:00 PM Workshop - technology-based entrepreneurship.
7:00 PM Hacking Ends & Submissions due!
7:o0 PM Judging & Presnetations
8:30 PM Awards & Closing Ceremony
9:00 PM End of Hackathon

*Subject to change.


Zachary Abraham

Founder & Executive Director TeenHacks

Zion Abraham

Co-Founder & Operations Director

Zayne Abraham

Outreach Director

James Moy

Operations Team

Adam Oushreovich

Outreach Team

Pranav Zalpuri

Sponsorship Team
Thank you to all of our volunteers! Without your help, TeenHacks℠ wouldn't be possible.

Speakers & Judges

Namrata Mujumdar

Founder & CEO, Amp Politics

David Hidalgo

Office of Technology and Innovation, San Jose

Danny Lobo

VP of Engineering, NetScout Systems

Gordon Beith

Director Product Management,Netscout Systems,Inc

Michelle Sun

Founder & CEO at First Code Academy

Naveen Kulandaivelu


Dimple Joseph

Engineering Manager, PlayStation

Manoj Abraham

CTO, InternetDonkey,Inc


Thank you to all of our sponsors! Without your help, TeenHacks wouldn't be possible




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