Major League Hacking 2024 Hackathon Season

January 20-21, 2024



HackBI is a 24-hour hackathon by students, for students. You'll learn new things, collaborate with others, and make your idea come to life! Keep scrolling for the key info in our FAQ.





Frequently Asked Questions

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What is HackBI?

HackBI is a student-run hackathon at Bishop Ireton High School. You'll have 24 hours to learn a variety of new things through our workshops, collaborate, and create a project!

What is a hackathon?

Hackathons are fun events in which teams and individuals create their own custom programming projects to showcase and potentially win prizes for!

Why should I come to HackBI?

Whether you've never programmed before or have been doing it for a few years, HackBI will be a great place to better your skills, learn new things, and meet new people - all while having a lot of fun doing so! Plus, we'll have games, raffles, free food and more!

Do I need any programming experience to come?

No! HackBI is the perfect place to learn! We'll have workshops throughout the event to teach you new things.

Who can attend HackBI?

HackBI is open to all high schoolers, who will do a full 24 hours of hacking, and middle schoolers, who hack for a day.

If you're an adult and would like to come, consider volunteering!

How much does HackBI cost?

HackBI is completely free!

Are there prizes?

Of course! There will be prizes for each category given to each individual in a team (4 people max). The grand prize will be a paid summer internship at Decipher Technology Studios!

What should I bring?

A computer and charger.

Do I need to come with a team?

You can come with a pre-determined team if you want. If you're coming individually, there will be an opportunity at the beginning to join a team if you'd like.



Learn how to use HTML and CSS to design a website!

Video Editing

Learn to use Adobe Premier to create films!


Learn how to install and use arch linux!


Use Photoshop to edit photos professionally!

App Inventor

Create basic apps easily with App Inventor!


Learn how to code with one of the most popular programming languages!


Learn circuits and engineering to create your own light up signs and messenger bags!


Make interactive websites with React!


Learn how to use GitHub, GitBash, and some basic commands!


Create your own video games with the use of Python!

Creative Cloud

Learn how to engineer your ideas onto a digital platform using Creative Cloud!


Learn a simple yet robust language used by beginners and experts alike!

AI/Machine Learning

Learn the basics of data visualization and classification with Python!

Robots (Java/Finch)

Make finch robots do anything you want with Java!


Learn about the dangers of the Internet and how to stay safe surfing the web!

Pi-Top Robotics

Learn to program a Raspberry Pi-Top robot to drive through a maze using sonar and vison sensors!

Workshop Schedule

All workshops are on January 20, 2024
Blocks Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5
Block 1 Python Java HTML Engineering Workshop I Keynote Workshop
Block 2 AI/Machine Learning Alice Cybersecurity w/ Linux Engineering Workshop II Sponsor TBD Workshop
Block 3 Photoshop --- App Inventor Unity Quiet Hacking Time
Block 4 Video Editing --- Finch Robots How to Run a Hackathon Quiet Hacking Time
Block 5 GitHub GitHub --- Quiet Hacking Time Quiet Hacking Time

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