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Hack SC Junior is a pre-college hackathon at the University of Southern California aimed at increasing the
participation of young girls and kids from underrepresented backgrounds in tech. With the help
of our amazing sponsors, in our first year (last year!), we held two hackathons and were able to host over 300 kids
at our events (triple our expectation!). Over 53% of our participants had their first introduction to tech and programming.

Hack SC Jr. In the News

I want to attend [Life Hacks 2.0] because I have been practicing Scratch for some time. I would be nice to put these skill to the test and have some fun and learn some extra coding along the way. It was very fun last year.
William L.
[Coding] is the technology of now and the future.
Nya C.
I want to attend to work on my coding skills and gain more knowledge in coding. I also want to work with others to create an amazing product. Lastly, I want to work to win the prizes.
Kamilah C.

Hack SC Junior is back this year and the theme of this year's hackathon is “LifeHacks 2.0”.
We can't wait to see what innovative solutions to everyday tasks or problems our hackers will create.
This year's supervised hacking technologies will include Scratch, Java, Python and Web development.



  • Who can attend?

    The event is open for anyone in grades 4-12.

  • I've never programmed before. Can I still participate?

    Of course! The purpose of the program is provide exposure to those who are new to programming.

  • I don't have a laptop. Can I still attend?

    We will have a LIMITED amount of latops on hand. We highly recommend borrowing or bringing your own laptop.

  • Will my parents have to stay at the hackathon?

    No they do not. Parents can drop off their children and return for the closing ceremony at the end of the event.

  • Where is the hackathon going to be?

    The hackathon will be taking place on USC's campus.

  • How long is the hackathon for?

    The hackathon will last from around 8 in the morning to 5 in the evening.

Did we miss your question?

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Sponsors and Partners

A huge thank you to our amazing 2017 sponsors and partners!
Interested in supporting our mission? See our 2018 sponsorship packet