A virtual hackathon designed for high-schoolers to showcase their coding skills and creativity

Illuminate is a hackathon tailored for high school students to showcase their coding skills and creative ideas. Hosted by Code the Stars, get ready for a weekend packed with engaging coding tasks, informative workshops and great opportunities to network. Come be a part of an event where you can express your imagination and interact with students, from various parts of the world.

Coding Challenges

Throughout this hackathon, you're invited to participate in a few coding challenges which are to be announced throughout the event.

Speaker Workshops

Join us during our special workshops where guest speakers will guide participants through fun and educational activities

Networking Opportunities

Anyone who joins will be able to network themselves via our Discord server and meet new people throughout our event


Coming Soon! The event starts at 6:00 pm on Friday, June 7th, and ends at 12:00 pm on Sunday, June 9th. All times are EST.

Pre-Hackathon Challenge!

If you're participating in this hackathon and think to yourself "hmm... what ever shall I code until this hackathon starts?" Well FEAR NOT! We challenge YOU to remake make this website! Click HERE to go to the Github Page and view more details on this challenge.


Nope! This is a completely free event where you can learn, code, meet new people, and compete for prizes.

Nope! The term "hacking" in this case means creating a project with code, hence the term "hackathon".

Simply follow THIS link and fill out the form. Then you should recieve an email confirming your registration!

Yes! If you haven't already, register HERE and you'll receive an email with the discord server link. This is where the entire hackathon will be hosted.

This event is run by Code The Stars, and if you have any questions or need further information, feel free to reach out to us at this email:

Yes! As of right now, we're still waiting for a response from some potential sponsors, but there will likely be around $2,000 in prizes for the winners. More details and updates will be in the Discord server

The event will be run in our discord server