What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a coding "competition" where hackers race to complete their own product, website, game, app, or piece of hardware to win prizes, meet new friends, and learn.

Our Event

Note: This is not an overnight hackathon, we have packed the awesomeness of a 24-hour event into 10 hours to make it more high-school friendly!
HackSBPL is run by the XSTEM Club of South Brunswick High School and the South Brunswick Public Library.


May 26 - 4:00 - 7:30

4:00 - 5:00 Workshop I
5:00 - 6:00 Workshop II
6:00 - 7:00 Workshop III

May 27 - 10:00am - 9:30pm

10:00 - 10:30 Registration
10:30 Kick off opening
10:30 - 11:00 Guest Speaker
12:00 Lunch
6:00 Dinner
8:00 Stop coding, Demo/Judging Period Begins
8:30 Judging ends
8:45 Winners announced
9:00 Doors close

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend?

All High School students are welcome! If you are a college student, and interested in mentoring, please email

Do I need any prior experience?

Not at all! The less experience you have, the more you can learn ☺

What should I bring?

Your laptop, phone, chargers, and powerstrips. Please also bring money for lunch (We are currently seeking a sponsor to cover this cost, and we will let you know if we do!)


Interested in sponsoring our event? Email us at!

Contact Us!

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Just want to say hi?
Shoot us an email!

XSTEM Executive Board
Saleena Davidson - SBPL Teen Coordinator
732-329-4000 x7634