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Annual Hackathon2022-04-12T12:20:16-04:00

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This Hackathon is an opportunity for creative problem solvers in the Muslim Community to sit down and Hack an Idea! You can work on any project that either solves a problem or creates an opportunity for the Muslim community in North America.

Participate as an individual or team and win existing total CASH prize $1,000.

Judging Criteria
Apps will be judged based on the criteria below and weighted accordingly:

  • 33% Weight – Ability to clearly articulate what your app does
  • 33% Weight – Originality of idea
  • 33% Weight – Technically creative and/or challenging implementation

NOTE: Space is limited, you must be registered to be able to attend, so register now!

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Coding Bootcamp


  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Python Programming
  • Hybrid Mobile App
  • … and more, Inshaa Allah
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Tech Talks


  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Cyber Security
  • Machine Learning
  • Privacy and Ethical Data Science Considerations
  • … and more Inshaa Allah

Tech Talks are free for all ICNA-MAS Attendees.

Please contact us using following form, if you would like to be part of Tech Talks and/or organizing Hackathon event.

Want to Help Organize Hackathon? Click here!
Who can attend?2019-03-10T23:03:26-04:00

All creators are welcome! This includes high schoolers, undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals!

Do I need a team?2019-03-10T23:03:52-04:00

No. You can participate individually, but we recommend working with others to have a better experience!

Where is it?2019-03-10T23:04:26-04:00

ICNA-MAS Convention:

Walter E. Washington Convention Center,
801 Mt Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001

When is it?2020-02-16T16:59:27-05:00
Apirl 11: 10:00AM to 5:00PM (Day #1)
  • 10:00AM – Door Open. Get to know fellow attendees and start forming teams.
  • 10:15AM – 5PM (Hacking Starts !)
  • 5:00PM – (Convention Hall closes – But coding continues overnight)
April 12: 10:00AM to 12:00Noon (Day #2)
  • 10:00AM – Hands off keyboards, CODE FREEZE!!!
  • 10:15AM – Team Presentation. Pitches start promptly with a limited time slot. Please be sure to begin by focusing on your demo to ensure you have time to show what you have built.
  • 11:45AM – Winners Announcement & Prize Distribution
What is the registration fee?2020-02-16T10:56:02-05:00

TechTalks – FREE
Hackathon & Bootcamp participants: ICNA Registration + $10

Register here (limited seats)

What should I bring?2019-03-10T23:07:43-04:00

Laptops, chargers, cell phones, and of course passion are helpful.

Are we allowed to build on past projects?2019-03-10T23:08:14-04:00

A hackathon is an experience to build something new within a set amount of time. Therefore, you cannot work on past projects. However, using your own open-source or third party libraries is fine, as long as the project is new.

What are the topics for Tech Talks?2020-02-16T16:49:11-05:00


  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Cyber Security
  • Machine Learning
  • Privacy and Ethical Data Science Considerations
  • … and more Inshaa Allah
What will be covered in coding bootcamp?2019-03-10T23:14:28-04:00


  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Python Programming
  • Hybrid Mobile App
  • … and more, Inshaa Allah
What is a hackathon?2019-03-10T23:17:25-04:00

A hackathon is a gathering where programmers collaboratively code in an extreme manner over a short period of time. While working on a particular project, the idea is for each developer to have the ability and freedom to work on whatever he/she wants.

The goal of a hackathon is to create usable software or hardware with the goal of creating a functioning product by the end of the event. Hackathons tend to have a specific focus, which can include the programming language used, the operating system, an application, an API, or the subject and the demographic group of the programmers. In other cases, there is no restriction on the type of software being created.

A hackathon is also known as a hackfest or hack day.

I am not a coder but am interested in hackathons. Should I attend anyway?2019-03-12T00:13:34-04:00

Absolutely!  Hackathons are an opportunity for UX designers, project managers, graphics designers, and other roles.  You can offer your skills to teams who are forming at the beginning of the event.

I am new to coding. Should I participate?2019-03-12T00:13:57-04:00

Absolutely!  Hackathons are an opportunity to learn new things.  However we do not provide on-site instruction for new coders.  We recommend you bring a friend or two to form your team and help each other learn.  If you have a friend, family member or teacher who codes, then bring them along on your team and they can help you!

I am under 18 years old. Can I participate?2019-03-12T00:14:21-04:00

See our full Hackathon terms.  You can be any age to participate and present a project.  However you must be 18 or over to be eligible for a prize.  Youth teams should have an adult 18 or over register and chaperone their team (preferably a parent), and also be present to accept any prize winnings.

Do you pay for parking expenses?2019-03-12T00:14:36-04:00


Is it a 24 hour event? Can I stay overnight?2019-03-12T00:14:58-04:00

We close our Convention allocated room at 5:00PM. Even when you have to leave room, you are not required to stop coding.  You can continue work at the location of your choice.

Does ICNA / Muslim Hackathon cover travel expenses to your event?2019-03-12T00:15:23-04:00


Is there a dress code?2019-03-12T00:15:42-04:00

There is no formal dress code.  Use common sense and dress appropriately for a public event keeping in mind the Islamic values.

My question is not answered here!2020-02-16T10:50:46-05:00

Please write to Raqeeb at

Hack Code of Conduct – Must Read!2019-03-12T00:16:46-04:00

We expect all participants to abide by the Hack Code of Conduct:

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