July 30 - Aug 1, 2021 • Virtual


Welcome to NeoHacks!

NeoHacks is a 48-hour hackathon taking place July 30 - Aug 1, 2021 where hundreds of students from around the world will come together virtually to learn new skills, meet new friends, and build awesome projects. We provide beginner-friendly workshops, mentorship, fun games, and more. The first day of the event will be a workshop-based learnathon where you will get a chance to gain new skills. The second day will be dedicated towards building a project with your team.


Where is this held?

Due to COVID-19, NeoHacks is completely virtual and will take place on Zoom and Discord.

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a great place to learn new skills, make new friends, and have fun. By the end of the hackathon, you will have turn in a project for feedback from judges.

Who is eligible to participate?

This hackathon is open to anyone regardless of their identity. We highly encourage beginners to participate!

How can I prepare for a hackathon?

No advanced preparation is necessary! We have workshops tailored to those who are new to coding and intro workshops to help beginner hackers.

What if I don't have a team?

There will be several team formation opportunities before and during the event. Although working with a team (of 1-4 hackers) is highly encouraged, you may choose to work alone.

Prize Tracks

Best Overall

Every project submitted will be entered in this category.

Most Creative

Make your wildest ideas a reality and earn the best creative prize to win a gift card for your team!

Best Web App

Create a web application using any technologies of choice for a chance to win a gift card!

Best Mobile App

Create a mobile application using any technologies of choice for a chance to win a gift card for your team. (Subject to change)

Best Web App with Qoom Challenge

Sponsored by Qoom- Teams must use the Qoom platform to be eligible for this prize. The prizes include: • 1-year Pro Plan package (one per team)- This has a value of $140 • Feature on Qoom Project Gallery (


Intro to HTML/CSS

This workshop serves as an introduction to web development with HTML and CSS.

Workshop Host

Hosted by Farhan Ashraf

Intro to Figma

Learn how to use Figma, a free design and prototyping software, to develop the UI for your project.

Workshop Host

Hosted by Raghav Poddar

Intro to Git/GitHub

Learn the basics of Git and GitHub, a useful tool every developer should be familiar with. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to create your first pull request.

Workshop Host

Hosted by Dmytro Budym

Intro to Next.js (React)

Learn the basics of Next.js, a React framework to build modern, dynamic websites.

Workshop Host

Hosted by Sam Poder

Expansion 101

Attend the Expansion 101 Workshop to learn about Galicia's tips for team formation and project brainstorming session to find a team and project that inspires you to build something great.

Workshop Host

Hosted by Galicia Gordon

Intro to Python

This workshop serves as a basic introduction to python, a powerful, general-purpose programming language with a diverse range of applications.

Workshop Host

Hosted by Rebecca Wang

Intro to AI & ML

This workshop will cover the basics of AI / Machine Learning focusing on machine learning models. After this workshop, you will be able to create a machine learning model to make a prediction.

Workshop Host

Hosted by Shafin Haque

Intro to App Dev

The workshop is going to be a gentle introduction into MIT App Inventor. By the end, attendees will have developed a simple app and have set up an emulator to test apps in the future.

Workshop Host

Hosted by Kunal Jain

Intro to Machine Learning w/ Kobra

Learn the basics of ML using Kobra, a visual programming language for machine learning. By the end, you will be able to build and deploy your own model with Kobra.

Workshop Host

Hosted by Benjamin Smith & Pranav Teegavarapu


Hack Club Bank


Risha Jhangiani

Risha Jhangiani

Lead Organizer. she/her

Marius Schaefer

Marius Schaefer

Social Media. he/him

Daniel Shubin

Daniel Shubin

Sponsorships. he/him

Neta Shubin

Neta Shubin

Outreach. she/her