Welcome to high school i/o!

high school i/o is a one day hackathon for high schoolers hosted by OHI/O, Ohio State's hackathon program. OHI/O aims to foster a tech culture at Ohio State and its surrounding communities.

We aim to provide high school students an opportunity to learn about computer science in a fun, engaging, and inclusive environment. Students will work in teams to build real technology projects. Students will also gain the opportunity to develop new friendships, build connections with professional mentors, and learn soft skills that will help them succeed in the real world.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an informal learning event that brings together students with varying experience to create, innovate, and build a project all within one day.

Does High School I/O cost money?

High School I/O is free to participate in thanks to the PAST Foundation and our supporters.

What should I bring?

You are highly encouraged to bring a laptop from home if you can. Be sure to bring any applicable chargers, dress comfortably, and bring anything you might need during the day.

Where is it and how do I get there?

PAST Innovation Lab
1003 Kinnear Road
Columbus, Ohio 43212
PAST is on the COTA bus line.

What will I eat?

We will be providing breakfast, lunch, and dinner for all participants. We will have snacks available throughout the day. We've got participant's food restrictions covered too.

Can my parents come with me? Can I stay with my student?

Parents are more than welcome to visit at any time during this event. We encourage parents to attend the showcase at 7:30 PM to check out all of the amazing work that the students have created.

How do teams work? Do I need to have a team?

Hackathons are team driven! You will get to work in small teams of 2-3 students. You can either team up with classmates before the event or find your teammates during team formation activities the morning of.


Here's the schedule for High School I/O 2018!
Note that this schedule is subject to change.

9:00 AMDoors Open: Student Check In
9:30 AMOpening Ceremony
10:00 AMHacking Officially Begins
5:45 PMDinner
6:30 PMJudging/Science Fair
7:30 PMClosing Ceremony