CS4All Hack League

CS4All Hack League

CS4All is excited to partner with BetaNYC to launch the 2019-20 Hack League.

Up to 100 middle and high schools will be invited to participate in the league!

Through the Hack League student teams will be given the opportunity to use open data from their school neighborhoods to design, prototype, develop, and evaluate apps, games, and websites that address real-world community issues. Students will creatively engage in a human-centered design and strategic problem-solving process aimed at improving quality of life and civic issues.

The Hack League will kick off with in-school, teacher-led hackathons during CSEdWeek (December 9-15, 2019). Student teams will then progress to borough-wide hackathons in the winter of 2019. The final, citywide hackathon will take place in the spring of 2019.

  • Round 1: Between December 9 – 15,
  • Round 2: Late Winter 2019
  • Round 3: April 2020

Dates will be finalized in the coming weeks.

Read about last year’s winning teams in our press release and see photos from our 2018-19 Hack League Final at City Hall.


How to Join

NYC public middle and high school teachers with prior CS experience can join in three ways:

Attend our in-person PD on Saturday, October 5; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. The PD will take place at 131 Livingston Street, Room 610, Brooklyn, NY 11201. You can register here. Per session and CTLE credits will be provided, as well as breakfast.

Join our live webinar on Wednesday, October 23; 4:00pm – 6:00pm. You can register for the webinar here.

If you can’t make any of the training above, you can still join by completing this interest form. We will email you updates and resources, including a recorded webinar with an overview of this year’s Hack League.


2018-19 Hack League Video

One of last year’s winning teams from The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria documented their Hack League experience from Round 1 to the final. Watch their journey below.

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