T3 Hackathon 2018: Stand up for the Internet

Join us for this day event for teens (ages 14-21) where teens will be collaborating and learning about digital citizenship, net neutrality, and privacy.

What's a TKU Hackathon?

Students participating in the TKU Hackathon will work to explore issues related to internet health, namely net neutrality, online privacy, and digital citizenship. All students will participate in activities that involve thinking critically about what they share and how they protect themselves online, learning about practices like web tracking and password strength. Students will then do a deeper dive into either net neutrality or digital citizenship and use their newfound expertise to create web games and sharable assets aimed at raising awareness about internet health. Student work will be combined to create a shareable internet health toolkit to encourage our communities to help #protectthenet! Every activity incorporates open-source, web-based tools that can be used for further learning and tinkering at home.

Click here to see photos from our 2017 Hackathon.

Event Details

  • NYU Tandon School of Engineering 2 MetroTech Center Brooklyn, NY 11201

  • Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • The hackathon is $20. (Financial Aid available)

  • No technology experience needed!

  • We will provide food, prizes, and more for this event!

  • There will be social workers, tech counselors, and tech teachers to help all of our teens.

  • Full Schedule: Coming Soon!

*If just out of the 14-21 age range, exceptions may be made. Please contact cristina@techkidsunlimited.org about this or any other questions.

*Must REGISTER online before day of event

How Do I Know if My Teen is Right for the TKU Hackathon?

The Tech Kids Unlimited Hackathon is designed for teens ages 14-19 years of age who have been diagnosed with learning and emotional disabilities such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Auditory Processing Disorder, Anxiety, OCD, Executive Processing and Dyslexia.  Students don’t need any previous tech knowledge to attend.  TKU students usually attend private schools for students with disabilities, are home-schooled, go to non-public schools as well as the NYC Department of Education’s ASD NEST program.  Most students have an IEP or a 504 Plan.  Students should be able to function in a classroom-like environment and work mostly independently.  We understand that TKU students will need additional help and support, and we have staff to make sure they can succeed.  At this time, we cannot accommodate non-verbal students. If you have further questions about finding out if Tech Kids Unlimited is the right program for your child, please email: cristina@techkidsunlimited.org


This event is located at 2 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201. It is centrally located, close to many major subway stops, and just a couple stops away from Manhattan.


A C F R train to Jay St MetroTech

2 3 4 5 train to Borough Hall (walk one block East to Willoughby Street and make a left onto Jay Street)

Q B train to Dekalb Avenue (walk two blocks North toward Manhattan Bridge and make a left onto Myrtle Avenue into MetroTech)

MetroTech center map

Special Guest

Kyle Mooney Headshot

Kyle Mooney is a comedian, actor, and writer, who has been on the cast of Saturday Night Live since 2013. He has also been featured on many television shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Sports Show with Norm Macdonald, Parks and Recreation and many more. Kyle is also a writer and performer for the Upright Citizens Brigade. He also co-wrote and starred in the feature film Brigsby Bear alongside Andy Samberg, Mark Hamill, and Claire Danes. He has also co-starred on the hit HBO comedy series Hello Ladies. Mooney was also a member of the acclaimed internet sketch group Good Neighbor, which received personal acknowledgments from Steven Spielberg and Louis C.K.


Front Side of Hackathon 2018 Shirt
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Hackathon 2018 Flyer


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