Create apps and games at Bronx Science's fourth annual hackathon!

AtomHacks is an annual hackathon offered to the students of Bronx Science. Supported by many Bronx Science alumni as well as a diverse range of companies, this event allows the participants to collaborate together, to learn more about technology, and to utilize their creativity and programming skills to create innovative and incredible projects such as games, applications, websites, and more.

On Friday, March 16, programming workshops on web design, applications of Python, backend servers, and virtual reality will be available after school. AtomHacks begins the following day, March 17, at 8:30 A.M. and will conclude around 8:30 P.M. There will be mentors available to aid students in formulating project ideas, to review code, and to give advice.

Thank you for participating in AtomHacks, we can't wait to see what you'll create!

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$10,950 in prizes

First Place

Each member of the team with the best overall hack will win one iPad Mini

Second Place

Each member of the team with the second best overall hack will win one Daydream View, Google's mobile VR headset

Third Place

Each member of the team with the third best overall hack will win a $50 Amazon gift card

Best Beginner Hack

Each member of the beginner team with the best hack will win an Echo Dot

Best Design Hack

Each member of the team that made the hack with the best design will receive one Sketch license, which lasts for a year

Best Computational Hacks (4)

Each member of the teams that have the most impressive use of math, science, or data will receive a one-year license to Wolfram One Personal Edition and one year of Wolfram Alpha Pro

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


You do not need any prior knowledge in computer science or programming to enter AtomHacks. 

However, you must currently be a student of the Bronx High School of Science to enter.

Remote participation is also not allowed.



CEO, Major League Hacking

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    For this criterion, we'd like to see hacks that show some creativity; so we can see that you aren't just reinventing the wheel
  • Design
    Many of the apps that you know and use today pay close attention to design. Design makes your apps and websites more appealing to your users, and making your hack more user-friendly makes it easier to use by others
  • Functionality
    Functionality is very important when it comes to technology products. A couple of bugs are okay (and we'll understanding, given the timeframe you'll have), but if your app exhibits numerous bugs that inhibit its use, we will take that into consideration
  • Usefulness
    We also want your hack to be useful. And to be clear: games are fine! We would want to see some attention paid to how engaging/interesting the game is though. We do not a remake of Cookie Clicker