HackGTeeny is a series of six hour-and-a-half workshops for any Georgia Tech student who wants to learn fundamental concepts in CS, especially skills that apply at a hackathon. Workshops will happen daily at locations throughout Georgia Tech's campus from Monday, September 27th to Saturday, October 2nd. Each day is a new topic, ranging from data science to how to participate in a hackathon! See below for more details on our schedule and curriculum below.

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To sign up, go to Be sure to register by Sunday, September 19th!

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Admissions for the event will be first come first serve per workshop (more information below), and for GT students only. Only those registered for the event will be allowed to attend workshops.

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We are looking for mentors for HackGTeeny! Any students or industry professionals who are patient, knowledgeable, and have a passion for at least one of the workshop topics are encouraged to sign up! You do not have to attend every workshop; but we'd love to have you as often as you'd like! You will help participants during the workshops to answer questions, and we will have training sessions and more information about how to prepare.

This mentor registration is separate from the HackGT 8 mentor registration. If you already signed up for HackGT 8 as a mentor, you do not need to fill out the free response questions; we will pull your response from your HackGT 8 mentor application. If you are accepted as a HackGTeeny mentor you will automatically be a HackGT 8 mentor if you indicate in the registration.


On the registration site, you can select as many of the following workshops as you like. You can find a schedule of the workshops below under Schedule. For the four Learning Paths that will also be featured in more detail at HackGT 8 (App Dev, Data Science, Design, and Systems), each workshop will be an introduction to that topic, including a brief overview and some example applications or projects. The other two workshops (Introduction to Hackathons and Introduction to Development) will include information applicable to HackGT 8, other hackathons, and development in general that will be applicable throughout college and beyond! Descriptions for each Learning Path or workshop are below.

App/Web development

This path covers Android, iOS, and web development; you can choose as many of the options as you’d like! You will be introduced to the basics of Android app development using Android Studio or iOS development to build native mobile apps. We will also step through the entire process of creating a simple full-stack web application using JavaScript. Soon, you will be able to not only show off your technical skills but also publish your accomplishments online, on the Google Play store or your very own website!

Data Science

Whether you’re interested in machine learning algorithms or data analytics and visualization, the data science learning path will expose students to the process of collecting, cleaning, and analyzing large sets of data!


The Design Learning Path will teach you the fundamentals of user interface/user experience (UI/UX) design from user research to creating beautiful mockups and prototypes. Gain skills and knowledge vital to the product development process and apply them to create effective user-centered apps and websites!


In the Systems Learning Path, we will be going over the basics of systems development. Specifically, we’ll be exploring robotics and developing embedded systems using Arduinos to create innovative projects that combine software and hardware!

Intro to Hackathons

New to hackathons and want to learn more about how the experience is? At this workshop, we’ll talk about how a hackathon works and how to work through the event to create a project within 36 hours! We’ll also highlight resources, tips, and tricks to utilize during the event!

Intro to Development

For this workshop, we’ll walk through some common technologies and practices that apply to personal projects and in the computer science industry, such as brainstorming, version control, and collaboration! By the end, you’ll be ready to work in a team on any project!


HackGTeeny will take place over the week from Monday, September 27th to Saturday, October 2nd. We will offer workshops throughout the week—feel free to attend as many as you'd like!

App Development

Monday, September 27th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm in Kendeda 210, Virtual: Join here!

Data Science

Tuesday, September 28th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm in Skiles 268, Virtual: Join here!


Wednesday, September 29th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm in Skiles 270, Virtual: Join here!


Thursday, September 30th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm in Skiles 169, Virtual: Join here!

Intro to Hackathons

Friday, October 1st, 3:30pm - 5:00pm in Klaus 2447, Virtual: Join here!

Intro to Development

Saturday, October 2nd, 12:00pm - 1:30pm in Clough 144, Virtual: Join here!


Register at and select which workshops you would be interested in attending.
Any student at Georgia Tech, regardless of major or year, can participate in HackGTeeny. Admissions is first come first serve per workshop, so register soon!
Definitely! Register for as many workshops as you are interested in!
No! We are going to start from the very beginning to accommodate all types of beginners. Prior to the event, we will also send you resources to help you prepare for the workshops.
Register at and select the “Mentor” registration. Sign up by Sunday, September 19th!
HackGTeeny is a preparatory workshop to prepare you for HackGT and other hackathons. The concepts covered in HackGTeeny will be further reinforced and continued in HackGT 8 so you can make a functional project by the end of the weekend!
Contact us at [email protected]