Thanks for making the First Annual ChappHacks a success!


We are Upper Westchester County's first-ever hackathon. The goal of ChappHacks is to introduce middle school and high school students to technology at an early age and help them develop 21st century skills such as problem solving, innovation, collaboration, and communication. Our hope is that these skills would create a solid foundation for future advanced studies and careers in technology. 


Who can attend?

ChappHacks is open to students from grades 7 - 12 of all levels.

What if I have never attended a hackathon before?

No worries. We will have experts ....

What do I need to bring?

Your student ID, laptop, and charger. 

When is the registration deadline?

June 1, 2019 at 9:00 PM EST.

Do I need a team or idea to sign up?

No - just come with an open-mind to learn something new.


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Tentative Schedule



Organized by students of Horace Greeley High School, ChappHacks is the first-ever middle and high school hackathon in Northern Westchester. 


Computer science skills have become increasingly vital in today's world but students often don't know where to start. Our goal is to help students from grades 7-12 develop and refine key skills such as design thinking, innovation, and collaboration. Whether you are new to computing or an experienced hacker, you will leave ChappHacks better prepared to take on the next big challenge!


What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a event, typically lasting several hours, in which a large number of people collaborate to solve a challenge using technology. 

Who can attend?

ChappHacks is open to students from grades 7 - 12 of all levels.

What if I have never attended a hackathon before or if I don't know programming?

No worries. We will have experts to guide you through the process. 

What do I need to bring?

A laptop and/or phone, its charger, and a refillable water bottle. Loaner laptops are available upon special request

Can my parents come with me?

ChappHacks is a student-only event from check-in onwards. 

Does ChappHacks cost money?

No! We will provide pizza and snacks. However, donations in cash or by check to Chappaqua Central School District are welcome. 

What is the hackathon theme?

It's going to be a surprise. We will announce it during the opening ceremony.


Do I need a team? 

No. We will form teams during the icebreaker session. However, if you have friends that are also attending the event, we will do our best to place you on the same team.

Is there a code of conduct?

Yes, all participants are required to abide by Chappaqua Central School District's Student Code of Conduct.

Do you still have questions?

Email us at

Tentative Schedule

8:30 AM
9:00 AM
Opening Ceremony/Introduce Challenge
9:30 AM
Ice Breakers
10:00 AM
Team Meets/Brainstorming
10:30 AM
12:00 PM
12:45 PM
1:00 PM
Hackathon/Presentation Rehearsal
2:45 PM
Team Presentations
3:45 PM
Judging/Team Activity
4:00 PM
Closing Ceremony/Awards


Rohan Acharya
Rising Senior, Horace Greeley HS

Founder and President

Tuan Anh Dang
Rising Junior, Horace Greeley HS

Marketing Co-Head

James Howard
Computer Science & Mathematics Teacher, Horace Greeley High School



Joshua Culwell-Block
Director of Technology & Innovation. Chappaqua Central School District


Stefanie Gschwind
Rising Senior, Horace Greeley HS


Cadence Weddle
Rising Junior, Horace Greeley HS

Head of Hacker Experience

Jonathan Zhou
Rising Junior, Horace Greeley HS

Marketing Co-Head


By Train

Easily accessible via Metro North Railroad service to Chappaqua

Robert E. Bell Middle School

50 Senter Street

Chappaqua, NY 10514

By Car

Easily accessible via Exit 32 off the Saw Mill River Parkway



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