Welcome to PantherHack!

April 10-11, 2021


Time Event
10:30 AM Opening Ceremony
11:00 AM Hacking Begins!
11:00 AM Team Building
12:00 PM Intro to Web Development
1:00 PM Entrepreneurship Workshop: Mr. Dan Shipper
2:00 PM Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Workshop: Mr. Nathan Windsor
3:00 PM Alumni Panel on Careers in Tech
4:00 PM Introduction to Java Workshop
5:00 PM Build an AI Project Workshop
5:45 PM Stock Market Crash Course Workshop
6:30 PM echoAR workshop: Build a Cloud-Connected AR/VR App in 15 minutes or less
7:15 PM Intro to Variables and Data Structures Workshop
8:00 PM Intro to C++ Workshop
9:00 PM Chess Tournament
10:00 PM Among Us Tournament
11:00 AM Submissions Close
11:15 AM Submissions Judging
1:00 PM Judging Ends
1:00 PM Q&A with Organizers
1:30 PM Closing Ceremony

About PantherHack

We are Princeton Day School’s first-ever hackathon! This virtual event will take place this coming April for 24 hours, and it will be open to high school students across the U.S for a thrilling experience full of collaboration and technological innovation.

In order to guide our participants, we will release various challenges throughout the competition that will test students’ abilities to think outside the box and implement creative solutions to real-world problems.


Qualified Judges


$ Prize Money






What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is a coding marathon in which coders collaborate to create any type of project that they wish — a game, website, app, or actual product — in just one weekend. Both beginner and advanced coders alike can attend a hackathon to learn about tech, build innovative solutions to real-world problems, and share their creations with the community. If you want to put your coding skills to the test, make friends with fellow hackers, or get more experience, hackathons are for you.

When and Where is PantherHack?
PantherHack is virtual due to COVID-19, so anyone in the country can participate. The hackathon will take place from 10:30 a.m on Saturday to 1:30 p.m on Sunday, for a total of 27 hours.

Who can attend this event?
PantherHack is only available for high school students. If you have graduated high school or are older, however, you can be a mentor and help out with the event. All participants must also adhere to the PantherHack Code of Conduct.

How can I apply?
You can sign up with this registration form.You must also sign up on the PantherHack Devpost. Please fill out this form as soon as possible. NOTE: If you are a PDS Student and unable to access the other form, please sign up using this registration form.

How do I apply to be a mentor/volunteer?
We will have a separate registration form attached here for anyone interested.

How can I stay updated?
PantherHack will have a discord server where we will give all our announcements and reminders. After filling out the registration form, a Discord link will be emailed to you.

What prizes can I win?
PantherHack fosters an open learning environment, and we put collaboration above competition. However, there will still be sweet prizes for the best hacks, all of which will be announced soon.

What cool stuff can we get?
PantherHack will deliver stickers, pins, and other goods, to anyone that attends a workshop or submits their project. We deliver best to people on the East Coast.

What if I can’t find a team?
The ideal number of teammates are from 2-4. Get a friend or a few to work with you for the ideal experience. If you are unable to find a team, we will have a team building workshop to help you find like-minded coders to work with.

What workshops can I attend?
PantherHack will include 30 minute to 1 hour introductory workshops in Java, Python, Arduino, Web Development, Hackathon Planning, and more

What gaming events will be available?
PantherHack plans to host several gaming tournaments with prizes for the winners. These include the widely popular among us, chess, spyfall, skribbl.io, and more

What if my question wasn't answered?
If you have any questions that weren’t answered in the FAQ, please feel free to Email Us. or DM us on Instagram.

Why PantherHack?

Smart People, Interesting Workshops, Cool Projects


Get Inspired

PantherHack provides you with the opportunity to get to work with the brightest minds in your area and beyond as you take on some of the world's biggest problems.


Learn Something

Beginner and advanced coders alike will all walk out of the weekend having learned something new, whether its from our workshops, our sponsors, or even each other.


Have Fun

We will provide you with a weekend full of games, speakers, and more so that you always have something to experience in addition to working hard on your project.

Event Sponsors

PantherHack 2021 would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors!


Our Team

Meet the Organizers that made PantherHack Possible!

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Aaliyah Sayed

Director of Logistics
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Samay Nandwana

Director of Technology and Design
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Arshaan Sayed

Director of Finance
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Jai Kasera

Director of Outreach
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Grant Wells

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Navaneeth Rajan

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Mehak Dhaliwal

Outreach and Social Media
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Akash Bhowmick

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Jinu Ryu

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Ronin Bae

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Ian Nagelberg

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Winston Ni

Technology and Design
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Shivani Manikandan

Technology Design

Get In Touch

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    650 Great Road, Princeton, NJ, 08540