Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

What in the World is ToledoHacks?

ToledoHacks for the Arts is the first ever high school hackathon in Uptown Toledo, Ohio. High school students who attend ToledoHacks are given 24 hours to think of a neat shortcut or solution to a problem, and bring it to life with code. In short, it's a life hack with technology.

There is no set goal that one must accomplish. Students can make anything from a metronome to a robot, as long as all the code for the project is made during the event. For further questions, see the FAQ's page.

October 28-29th, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a weekend-long invention competition in which participants will form teams, come up with an idea, and learn new skills. Over the course of 24 hours, teams will be able to carry out said ideas, even if one has never coded before. Because it is twenty-four hours long, participants will stay the night.

When is ToledoHacks taking place?

ToledoHacks will start its opening ceremony at noon on Saturday, October 28, 2017. However, we recommend you arrive before 11:30, just to get settled in and have lunch.

I'm not a high school student, but can I participate?

Depending on your situation, possibly. If you're not in high school, but are still interested in participating, please email us at to discuss.

I'm not a programmer. What should I do?

Come anyway! If you've never coded before, we'd be glad to have you! ToledoHacks will feature many instructive workshops and have plenty of onsite mentors. If you've never coded, we'll make sure to change that.

Will I feel safe at ToledoHacks?

Of course you'll be safe! We'll make sure to create a fun environment at ToledoHacks. Toledo School for the Arts (the school at which ToledoHacks is being hosted at) has regular on-campus security, so we'll be working closely with them to make sure you're safe.

Alright, sounds fun. How much do I have to pay?

Absolutely nothing! All MLH sanctioned hackathons are free, and that includes us. Everything we give out at the event is free of charge, including exclusive ToledoHacks T-shirts.

What do I need to bring?

A laptop, a charger for aforementioned laptop, and any amenities you need to stay healthy. ToledoHacks will be providing food, so there's no need to bring your own snacks. (Unless you truly want to, that is.) Make sure to bring some form of identification, like a student ID from your school.

Do my parents need to bring anything?

Yes, and this is the most important thing. Make sure your parents bring any type of government issued identification. Your parents can't pick you up from the event without it, due to safety precautions.

Can I win prizes?

Indeed you can! ToledoHacks will be offering many prizes, such as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes, and even sponsor category prizes! More information will be revealed as the hackathon draws near.

What do I have to create?

Anything! There is no creation theme for this hackathon, other than imagination. If you think you can make a certain thing within the 24 hour time limit, then go for it! However, if your project fills a certain category, you're eligible for that prize.

I'm so hyped! What can I do while waiting for October 28th?

To prepare for the hackathon, you can do three things. Organize a team, come up with an idea, and coordinate travel options. However, creating your hack BEFORE the hackathon is strictly forbidden.
That's cheating. Cheating is no fair, and no fun. So don't cheat. Please.

Do you offer travel reimbursement?

Unfortunately, not at this time, no. That may be subject to change, however, so make sure to register to be apart of our newsletter!

Any other questions? Send them to!

Interested in Sponsoring ToledoHacks?



The Montanez Family

The Easton Family

Meet The Team:


Jack Thompson


Avery Thompson

Hacker Experience

Adam Kuhn


Nathan Rogers

Financial Manager