White Lake, Michigan



Welcome To HackIAW



Do I have to know how to code?

NO! HackIAW is open to any high school student, even if you don't know what HTML is! Workshops on coding basics will be run throughout the day.

Do I have to come with a team?

No, while you can work alone if you really want, teams will be formed at the event.

Who is allowed to come?

Any high school student who can get to the event! If you're unsure about transportation, tell us when you sign up and we can help you look for a carpool.

How much does it cost?

HackIAW is completely free! Additionally, free food, stickers, and t-shirts will be given out at the event.

What will we be doing?

With your team, you will make a project of your design. The theme of HackIAW is Outer Space, but you're free to make anything you want.

How do I sign up?

Click here

When & Where


9AM to 7PM

Lakeland High School

1630 Bogie Lake Rd, White Lake, MI 48383




9:00 to 9:30

Introduction & Opening Ceremony

9:30 to 12:30

Workshops / Project Work Time

12:30 to 1:15


1:15 to 6:15

Workshops / Project Work Time

6:15 to 7:00

Awards & Closing Ceremony

About Us


Ethan DeGuire

Hackathon Director

Ethan is a senior at IAW, taught himself programming during high school, and works as a software engineer. He loves mochas, honey nut cheerios, and is kind of hungry right now.


Grace Cyporyn

Vice Hackathon Director

Grace is a senior at IAW, and 1/3 of the original Hack IAW leadership trio. She is well into her 4th robotics season on HOT Team 67 as a programmer. Grace loves cats, Stardew Valley, bagels, and trying to convince Brenden that avocado toast is a healthy valid breakfast option.


Mateusz Walek

Vice Hackathon Director

Mateusz Walek is a senior at IAW. He is captain of Science Olympiad and has a passion for League of Legends. He spends his time messing around on CustomInk, playing guitar, and making hundreds of flashcards. He spontaneously bursts into k-pop dances, so be wary. Ayden is wrong, Mateusz loves him.


Ayden Barber

Head of Marketing

Ayden is a senior at IAW, and part of the new group in charge of organizing the Hackathon. He enjoys playing video games with his friends, like League of Legends, Borderlands 2, and Hearthstone. His favorite pastime is hanging with the dudes. (and by dudes I mean no one because no one loves me)


Bella Wloch

Head of Fundraising

Bella is an IAW Senior who loves chemistry and is leader of HOPS medical club. She enjoys straight vibing but is also simultaneously stressed all the time.


Brenden Londeau

Head of Fundraising

Brenden is an IA senior who likes to play guitar, race and build cars, and design things with CAD. He is also on his fourth year on the HOT 67 FRC team, and has done mechanical build and design for three of those years (I was a freshman programmer though!) Also avocado toast is not a valid breakfast option, Grace.


Gavin DeGuire

Assistant Organizer


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