YH: Iron Hacks is a 12 hackathon meant to bring together high schoolers who are interested in a day of coding, learning and collaboration to make something awesome. Participants in our high school hackathon can use any language and any hardware components they'd like to bring their ideas to life. We will have mentors and workshops to help students new to coding both learn and make something cool!


To be eligible to enter this hackathon you must be a high school student. Team sizes are capped at 4 people per group. 

Comes with ideas and not pre-existent code.

Most importantly HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!


All projects that are submitted must be a working app or something that is able to run. All code submitted must be made during this hackathon. 

When you submit you will submit all code/imgs or anyfiles necessary to your submission. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$200 in prizes

Grand Prize winner at Iron Hacks

All members of the first place team will receive a free membership to Admit.me. Admit.me is a college prep site that could help you get into your dream college.

2nd and 3rd place winners at Iron Hacks $200 (2)

All members of the 2nd and 3rd place team will receive 100 dollars of credit for any course provided by The Flatiron School.

LeanGap Prize

The top three social enterprise-focused hacks will receive free applications to our program (LeanGap) and the opportunity to discuss their projects with Eddy Zhong.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Jerelyn Rodriguez

Jerelyn Rodriguez
The Knowledge House

Andre Smith

Andre Smith

Jeremy Rossmann

Jeremy Rossmann

Christina Halpern

Christina Halpern

Flatiron School

Flatiron School
Flatiron School

Judging Criteria

  • Incorporating the Theme of Iron Hacks
    Build a hack that empowers and strengthens other high school students!
  • Design
    How well does your project look? Did you put effort into the appearance of your project?
  • Idea
    Has you hack been made before? How does you project affect society?
  • Presentation
    How well did you present your project to the judges?

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