CYHacks is a 12 hour event that is held at Central York High School. (Generally, this type of event is called a Hackathon.) During the event, participants must complete a program, video, website, etc. that meets a specified criteria for a certain category.

Seminars will be offered during the event that anyone can attend to gather more information on these topics, as well as potentially explore more and different concentrations within Computer Science, rather than just programming.

Participants do not have to compete in the competition to participate in the event. They are more than welcome to come and use self paced resources, consult with our volunteers, and/or attend our seminars in order to learn more about Computer Science. Planned seminars include:  3D Printing, Audio, Breadboarding, Video Production. Event schedules to be announced.

Participants may work on the equipment at the school or bring your own laptop or iPad.  The Hub has Apple iMacs (MacOS El Capitan) and Mac Minis (MacOS Sierra).

Event Flyer

Event Schedule

Hackathon Sponsors


$385 in prizes

1st Place - Beginner and Advanced - ABOX Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Complete Starter Kit (2)

ABOX Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Complete Starter Kit with Model B Plus Motherboard 16GB Micro SD Card NOOBS, 5V 3A On/Off Power Supply, Premium Clear Case, HDMI Cable, SD Card Reader with USB A&USB C, Heatsink

2nd Place - Beginner and Advanced - Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - New and improved smart speaker with Alexa - Heather Gray

3rd Place - Beginner and Advanced - Swag Bag from JLS Automation (2)

JLS Sling bag
JLS water bottle
JLS beach towel
JLS pen
Rita's gift card

Crowd Favorite - Chick-Fil-A Prize Pack

Chick-Fil-A gift cards, stuffed cow, t-shirt, frisbee, plastic cup

Most Creative - Target gift card

Gift card from Target for $25.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


  • Participants: Individuals (middle school, high school or college students); Teams (up to 4 individuals)
  • Countries: United States


To Be Announced

How to enter

Sign up for CYHacks on this Devpost website. 

If you are not already registered with Devpost, you will need to register.  If you are not currently a college student, make sure to select 'No' to respond to the question of whether you are currently a student. Answering 'yes'  will bring up questions about your college that high school and middle school students will be unable to answer.


Cole Cox

Cole Cox
President of iTeam

Frances Musone

Frances Musone
Secretary of iTeam

Tyler Ellis

Tyler Ellis
Treasurer of iTeam

Cameron Buia

Cameron Buia
Former Programming Lead

Mary Bova

Mary Bova
iTeam Member

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How is the topic represented in the piece? Is it outside the box and unique?
  • Functionality
    Does the code / video run properly without errors and bugs? Do all the elements of the piece run smoothly and efficiently.
  • Organization
    Is the code neat and has comments throughout? Does the website / game / code look professional and organized?
  • Visual Appeal
    Does the piece look interesting? Are elements of color used in the piece to make it eye-catching?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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Hackathon sponsors

Prize sponsors - 1st, 2nd, 3rd place
Sponsors for food, supplies, etc.
Other sponsors (more prizes, etc.)

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