Metrohacks 2023

Metrohacks 2023 

MetroHacks 2023 is an international virtual hackathon that's engaged over 2,500 hackers and has secured over $150,000 in sponsorships in both 2021 and 2022. It is a beginner-friendly, 24-hour project-based coding contest with a focus on applying cutting-edge technology in real apps. Talented students from all across the world attend talks and workshops, and of course build incredible, world-changing technology for social good and innovative change. From web apps to mobile apps to trend analysis, you can develop whatever you want at MetroHacks! Join our discord at for updates and questions before, throughout, and after the competition.


When exactly is the event?

December 16 10:00 AM CST to December 17 10:00 AM CST. It will be hosted virtually.

How do teams work?

You can form teams of up to 4 people. Individual entries looking to join a team will be grouped accordingly closer to the competition date.

Am I eligible?

Only current high/middle school students and undergraduate students can participate (generally ages 22 and under). There is no age floor.

What are the tracks offered?

The two tracks offered are sustainability and communications. You can participate as either an individual or team in either of the tracks.

What's the cost?

Participating in Metrohacks is entirely free. We encourage everyone available to register and have a good time.

Do I need to be able to code well?

Not at all! Metrohacks is very beginner-friendly and in the 24 hours, there will be talks, workshops, and of course building incredible, world-changing technology for social good and innovative change.

Can I use past projects?

No, the work submitted should be representative of the progress you made over the course of the 24-hour hackathon.

What do I need to submit?

A 2 minute video and link to a GitHub repository is required. Any other resources (PDF, Slides, link to site) are optional but encouraged.

Are there any prizes?

Yes, for each track, there will be a $1500 first/grand prize, $1000 second prize, and a $500 third prize.

Further Question?

Register here first and we will contact you closer to the competition date with the more details such as the exact scheduling or events, etc. Any other questions can be sent to Join our discord at to get updates and you can DM any executive/staff with any questions.