General Info

Hackathons are challenging and fun experiences where people learn how to design, build, and pitch an app in a weekend. These apps may change the world or maybe just change Carroll County.

Learning is at the heart of the Carroll County Hackathon. Teams are invited to take risks and step outside of their comfort zones. It’s okay to fail. We consider this Hackathon to be a beginner-level experience. Come ready to learn!

Great hackathon teams have people with diverse interests and experiences. All students with an interest in app development, graphic design, business, and/or marketing are encouraged to participate.


The Carroll County Hackathon has two components: Hackathon Workshop and Hackathon Weekend. The Hackathon Workshop will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 4-10pm. The Hackathon Weekend will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 through Sunday, February 24, 2019. All events will be held on campus at McDaniel College in Hill Hall or Decker Auditorium.

For complete details about the schedule, click HERE. Also, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Founding Sponsors


Carroll Community College

McDaniel College


The Carroll County Hackathon is an annual event that launched in 2017. It is hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory, Inc. (MAGIC), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit technology collaboratory located in Westminster, Maryland.

Here’s a look at the team who came up with and put the first Carroll County Hackathon together:

  • Terrance MacGregor, Bytelion
  • Jason Stambaugh
  • Halie Wickiser, Bytelion
  • Andrew Dean, Open Professional Group
  • Rob Barnett
  • Bob Kuntz, CCPL
  • Ted McNett, CCPS
  • Bryn Upton, McDaniel College
  • Spencer Hamblen, McDaniel College
  • Paul Lin, McDaniel College

Ready to Register?

All you have to do to participate in the Carroll County Hackathon is submit an online registration form. You may register as a team or individual. All registrations are due by Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at noon.

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