This summer, we're closing Zoom. All aboard the Hacker Zephyr. Trans America, Burlington Vermont - Los Angeles California

Postal Telegram – Immediate

Every summer Hack Clubbers do something special.

In 2019, 75 Hack Club leaders gathered in San Francisco for Flagship.

In 2020, 300 Hack Clubbers received $50,000 for hardware projects. We launched Scrapbook, and hosted the Summer of Making.

This year, we're chartering a train across America.

We're starting at Hack Club HQ in Burlington, Vermont, heading south to New York City, west through Chicago, and crossing the Rockies on our way to San Francisco. From there, we'll follow the Pacific Ocean and end in Los Angeles, where we'll finish at SpaceX.

Onboard, we're hosting the world's longest hackathon on land: 3,502 miles long.

This won't be a regular hackathon. Imagine a travelling hacker festival, where the goal is to make beautiful and interesting things with code.

The hackathon begins when we see the Atlantic Ocean and ends at the Pacific Ocean in Los Angeles. On The Hacker Zephyr, you'll meet eclectic guests, including vaudevillians, political exiles, startup founders, and a contortionist.

This trip is a gift from Hack Club to you and asks nothing in return. We want this to be a special, technical, and soul-expanding adventure that you'll remember for the rest of your life.

Please register your interest below. We are trying to fit as many Hack Clubbers as we can on The Hacker Zephyr.

Oh, the Places You'll Go

You'll be spending time both on and off the train. Here's the view.

Hack Club HQ, Vermont
Grand Central station, NYC
Our dining/observation car
The Rockies (Colorado)
Neighborhood, two blocks from SF hotel
El Segundo Beach, just west of SpaceX
Rooms on the sleeper car

The interest form has now closed.

Thank you to all who registered.


Who is eligible to board the train?All members of the Hack Club Slack who are fully vaccinated by the boarding date are eligible to board the train. Limited tickets are available, though.
My parents have concerns, what should I do?We have prepared a guide for parents. You can access it here. If needed, your parents can also contact us at
Will housing, food and drink be provided?Yes. All essentials will be covered by us. Housing will take place in both sleeper trains and reputable hotels.
What will I need to participate?We recommend bringing clothing, toiletries and electronics. A more extensive list will be provided at a later date.
Will travel to Burlington and from LA be covered?Yes, we will reimburse the costs of flights and / or trains required to get to Burlington and home from LA.
How can I get in touch?If you've got more questions, feel free to contact the team at and we will do our best to help.

A Gift from Hack Club HQ

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