hackBCA presents


Shoot for the stars.
Sept. 29 - 30 @ BCA.


Imagine 2018: a hackBCA Event is a two-day computer science conference hosted at Bergen County Academies. We’re open to all high school and undergraduate students interested in taking a wide variety of computer science related workshops taught by industry veterans and attending keynotes from influential technologists. Prior programming experience is not required; we’re here for anyone who wants to learn, meet new people, and create something awesome!

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29 – 30, 2018
8 AM – 6 PM





NJ 07601


Eliot Horowitz

Co-Founder & CTO, MongoDB

Anthony Johnson


Michael Geraghty

Chief Information Security Officer, State of New Jersey


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SAT 29
8AM Check In 9AM Opening Ceremony, Keynote: Eliot Horowitz 10AM - 5PM Workshops/Talks/Activities 12PM - 2PM Lunch (Staggered) 5PM - 7PM Activities 5PM - 7PM Dinner (Staggered) 7:15PM Closing Keynote: Michael Geraghty


SUN 30
8AM Check In 9AM Opening Keynote: Anthony Johnson 10AM - 4PM Workshops/Talks/Activities 12PM - 2PM Lunch (Staggered) 4PM - 5PM Closing Ceremony


What happened to hackBCA?

For four years, hackBCA has provided inspiration, education, and community to our participants. But after hackBCA IV, our team decided that we wanted to focus on education as our primary mission and we felt that it was time to light a new torch. Over the past year, we’ve been busy transforming our hackathon format into Imagine 2018 in order to provide an unforgettable and diverse learning experience to all of our attendees. We know it’s been over a year since the last hackBCA event and we’re so excited for all that we have in store for you guys!

What kind of workshops and talks will be offered?

One of our core goals is offer a diverse range of learning opportunities so that there’s something for everyone. To that end, our workshops and talks encompass a wide variety of computer science related fields for all different experience levels, from different programming languages, cybersecurity, algorithms, UI/UX design, entrepreneurship, and much more. Sign up for an account to be notified when we release our full speakerdeck!

Is there going to be cupstacking?

It wouldn’t be a hackBCA event without cupstacking! In addition to workshops and talks, Imagine will still have all of the awesome activities that hackBCA has always had, as well as plenty of opportunities to meet like-minded people and have fun.

Who can attend?

Imagine is open to all high school and undergraduate students of all backgrounds and experience levels - just don’t forget to fill out our application. If you don’t fit this category but would still like to attend, reach out to us and consider coming as a mentor or volunteer! NOTE: Imagine will not be overnight this year. However, it is still a two day event.

What if I don't know how to code?

Then you’ve come to the right place! We’re open to students of all levels and all beginners are encouraged to come. Imagine provides an awesome opportunity to dive into programming. Our workshops and mentors will help you get started with the basics of programming and you’ll leave our event having learned a ton.

Is this event free?

Imagine will have an entry fee of $30, which will cover all food, swag, and knowledge. However, if you cannot afford the fee, please reach out to us! We’d love to have you at our event and will be offering scholarships.

Can I speak at the event?

If you are a tech professional, professor, or post graduate student, we would love to have you here! Just apply to speak here and we will get in touch with you shortly.

When will applications open?

Applications will open soon! Sign up for an account to be updated.

If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact us at contact@hackbca.com.



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