WebJam NYC is a 22-hour event where 80 inspired high schoolers come together. We provide snacks, amazing food, and workshops, while you build something cool with other people! The best projects have the opportunity to win huge prizes like iPads or VR headsets.

We're still solidifying sponsors and a venue. Stay tuned!


Have any other questions? Email us at team@webjam.nyc or ask us @webjamnyc on Twitter.

How much does it cost?

Everything is completely free, from registration to amazing food, snacks, merch and everything else! We welcome you to tentatively register.

We are hoping to do transportation reimbursements, but as of now we cannot.

What's the venue?

We are still negotiating so we can't yet give a solid location, but this event will take place in Brooklyn and within a 10 minute walk from public transportation.

We will post more information on our Twitter when we get it, so keep an eye out there.

Who is this for?

We're targeting students grades 9-12. Both people who've never built a website before and experienced developers are welcome.

There will be helpers, mentors, and free workshops to help you out if you're new to programming. Everyone who can come is encouraged to come!

What are you doing to make this COVID-safe?

WebJam is a ways off right now, but we will be following CDC regulations as well as recommendations from health professionals. The event is also low-capacity, with only 80 participants. At the very least we will be requiring masks for all participants.

What can I make?

This is a web jam, so the only restriction is that you build a website. It can be a game, app, or whatever your heart desires. An optional theme will be revealed at the start of the event.

Who is running this?

This is an event for high schoolers, run by high schoolers. We're sponsored by a non-profit called Hack Club, and we will have numerous background-checked adult staff supervising.

Do I need a team?

Nope! There will be people you can team up with if you wish, or you can work alone. But feel free to come with friends! Teams will be 1-4 people.

What do I need to bring?

You'll need a laptop, a student ID, and whatever chargers you need. If you don't have an ID let us know beforehand and we'll figure something out.

Hackathon Sponsors


$3,390 in prizes

Best Overall (5)

Best Design (5)

Biggest "Rethink" (5)

Secret Prize (5)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Felix Mattick

Felix Mattick
Open-Source Maintainer

Dominic Fitch-Jones

Dominic Fitch-Jones
"I'm CEO, Bitch"

Judging Criteria

  • To Be Determined
    We're still planning this! More judges and criteria will be added soon.

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