eHacks is a hackathon that is hosted online instead of at a typical venue. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many hackathons have been cancelled or postponed. In response, we have created a virtual hackathon that aims to take the fun and competition of the hackathon experience online for programmers to enjoy from home. The event will be held from June 27-28th over the online venue of Discord.

hackathon: a design sprint-like event; often, in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, domain experts, and others collaborate intensively on software projects


  • The project topic is given the day of the hackathon to prevent cheating

  • A discord server will be made for everyone to communicate and act as the “venue” 

    • Enables participants to interact with other programmers, creating teams at the even

    • Allows for a flow of ideas and healthy collaboration with other participants

    • With different channeling mechanisms, we can separate the different aspects of the hackathon into specific chat areas


  • With the use of various channels in the Discord server, participants will get the chance to interact with other programmers as well as attend workshops to further their knowledge

    • Healthy competitive collaboration will take place through the open server

    • Mentors and moderators will have specific roles to ensure no harassment of any kind

    • Workshops and other events will take place throughout the hackathon in various places throughout the server




 Workshop #1  

Intro to Hackathons

Learn the basics of what it means to participate in a hackathon and develop an idea to program in an allocated time period. Learning these basic skills are extremely useful to newbies in the hacking world.

Taught by: Zane Hasnain

 Workshop #2  

Web Development

Learn how to build beautiful websites from scratch using HTML, CSS, and JS. Perfect to add to any back end application to enhance user experience.

Taught by: Pratim Chowdhary

 Workshop #3  



FLEO will address the problem of a lack of engagement with financial literacy content, as only 44 percent of Millennials in the US are financially literate. We want GenZ to learn integral personal finance skills.

Taught by: Mr. Tejes Srivalsan

 Workshop #4  



With computing power becoming so easy to acquire, becoming more creative is something many strive to do. Learn how using modern software, programmers can now host their AR/VR games on echoAR's back-end platform.

Taught by:  Alon Grishspoon

 Workshop #5  

Machine Learning

Machine learning is a rapidly growing field in modern industry. Learn the basics through a lecture and two case studies about the application of linear regression to satellite data and Natural Language Processing for sentiment analysis of tweets. 

Taught by: Zane Hasnain

 Workshop #6  


in R

With data science being all the rage in the 21st century, learn how to use the programming language 'R' to build large scale data crunching applications with machine learning and statistics.

Taught by: Dr. M Katari


Pratim Chowdhary

Co-founder of eHacks

I am a junior in Jericho High School who is passionate about computer science and finance. I have attended many hackathons and wanted to give my fellow tech enthusiasts a chance to compete for prizes during this pandemic.

Mathew Liang

Lead Photographer

I am a junior in Jericho High School who is passionate about STEM. I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to express my passion through robotics and hackathons, and I wanted to give back by helping organize this hackathon.

Stephen Liang

Director of Social Media

I am a junior interested in computer science and physics. Having taken both AP Computer Science Principle and A, I have experience in both Java and Python.

Kabir Tripathi

Co-founder of eHacks

I am a programmer and currently a student in High School, interested in data science and mathematics. I have also attended many hackathons and wanted to give students the opportunity to experience all the fun and competition of a hackathon while at home during these difficult times.

Hitomi Honda

Director of Media

I am currently a junior at Jericho High School. Having recently discovered my passion for computer science, I am excited to further this interest by being involved with eHacks in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. I hope to gain both knowledge and experience collaborating with team members to organize such an impressive event.

Proudly created by Hitomi Honda ©2020 by eHacks.




Ajay Rajani

Entrepreneur, co-founder of WSJ featured start-up "Gerry"

Catherine Barone

Associate Vice President of Managed Services at CIS



David Bromberg

Founding Partner at Open Water Accelerator

Rohit Chowdhary

Principal Software Architect at Bottomline Technologies

Amoljit Dhaliwal

CFO and co-founder of FLEO

Alon Grinshpoon

CEO and co-founder of echoAR 

Koren Grinshpoon

COO and co-founder of echoAR

Kishan Sachdeva

Software Engineer (Machine Learning), YouTube

Tejes Srivalsan

CEO and co-founder of FLEO

Manpreet S. Katari

Clinical Associate Professor of Biology at NYU and Coordinator of Computational Studies


Day 2

10am - 10:30am

Keynote Speaker #2

10:30am - 11:15am

Machine Learning

11:30am - 12:15am

Statistics in R

4pm - 4:30pm

Project Submissions

4:30pm - 6:30pm


6:30pm - 7pm

Awards + Closing Ceremony

Day 1

11am - 12pm

Opening Ceremony

12pm - 1:15pm

Keynote Speaker #1

1:30pm - 2:15pm

Intro to Hackathons

2:30pm - 3:15pm

Web Development

3:30pm - 4:15pm

FLEO Finance

4:30pm - 5:15pm

AR/VR Development


Zane Hasnain

Software development team leader and Computer Science student at Virginia Tech

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Participation Prizes:
A special 90-day extended trial promo code for the Balsamiq Cloud.

Beginner Award:

250$ Bugsee credit

Cemtrex Labs Award:
All members of the team are awarded an internship at Cemtrex Labs, project is to be decided, but previous internships have included using Unity 3D game engine to prototype games
Along with this award, the chosen team will get one week lessons at The Coder School learning Unity or Java to help them at their internship

Technical Computing Award by Dunkin Donuts:
Win two $25 gift cards for having the best use mathematical or statistical computing in your project

Open Water VC prize:
Have for project idea turned into a fully supported start up, with the help of Open Water Venture Capital.
The second picked team will receive internships at Open Water VC, helping the growth of the start up which wins.

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