March 26-26 noon to noon

Build something cool at CodeDay .

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What Is CodeDay?

CodeDay is a nationwide event where student programmers, artists, musicians, actors, and everyone else can get together and build apps & games for 24 hours. Students of all skill levels are welcome — we have workshops and mentors who can help if you're new!

At the beginning of CodeDay, everyone with an idea comes up and pitches it to the group. If you're on your own, or just without an idea, this is the time for you to find a team.

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How It Works

  • Two CodeDay attendees greeting each other. 1. Arrive, make new friends.
  • A CodeDay attendee pitches an idea for an app or game. 2. Pitch ideas for what you want to make.
  • CodeDay attendees learn at a workshop. 3. Optional: attend workshops.
  • A CodeDay attendee makes something with the help of a mentor. 4. Make it! (With help from our mentors.)


  • Do I need to come with a team?

    No! In fact, most people don't come with a team! At the beginning of the event, everyone will pitch ideas for what they want to build. You can form a team then.

  • What should I bring?

    Bring your laptop and mouse. Food is included in your ticket. If you're planning on sleeping, bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and toothbrush. Desktop PCs and monitors are also allowed, although less common.

  • Can you tell me about CodeDay in the form of a song?

    Yes! Here's a song from our friend Matt Farley:

  • Can I really come if I don't code?

    Yes! Part of the fun is learning how to program when working with other people. We'll also provide some great workshops that you can attend. Or you can always just hang out and have fun!

  • What ages are allowed?

    You must be either be in high school, or in college and under the age of 25. (Middle school students and other special cases should contact us for permission.)

  • Where will I sleep?

    Students who plan to sleep (we recommend you do!) can sleep anywhere in the venue, or in the designated sleeping room. Don't forget to pack a sleeping bag and pillow!

  • We'd like to attend as a school. Can we pay with a PO?

    Yes, please visit our school registration page to submit your registration. We will follow up to complete the purchasing process.

  • What is security like at the event?

    The venue will be locked down overnight, and students under 18 will not be able to leave without a parent there to pick them up.

  • Can I attend with my student?

    Parents can attend the Kickoff and final presentations, but cannot stay throughout the event due to background check requirements. Teachers may attend with students, but must show school ID or other proof of status at the door.


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