Hacking Asbury

A hackathon-style event bringing together the creative and tech community in Asbury Park and the surrounding areas.


The full-day event is on Saturday, June 22nd at Cowerks in Asbury Park, NJ. Friday night is a special Jersey Shore Tech meetup and kick-off event.


Bring any project you want, laptop or just your sketch pad, and come hack all day long. No contest here — just come hang out with your fellow Jersey Shore hackers, ask questions, share ideas, and meet new people.


Everyone's welcome — designers, developers, business owners, doodlers, etc. Bring your laptop (or whatever) and come work on your project, share ideas, learn from others, and get stuff done.

Speaker Talks

We're still working on finalizing the the weekend event but we already have two amazing speakers lined up for Saturday. Both are active in the developer community and contributors to open source code.

Lunch and Snacks

We'll provide breakfast and lunch along with and coffee/tea in the morning. There's also a ton of great eateries, bars, and coffee shops in Asbury Park for your to go grab something if you want to wander around and stetch those legs.

Hack & Tell

During lunch we open the floor to anyone wishing to discuss their project and field questions from the attendees - get feedback on your hacking project, open source library, or MVP!

Jersey Shore Tech

A special Jersey Shore Tech meetup is open to attendees on Friday, June 21st, the evening before the event, along with a kick off event afterwards.

Office Hours

Pros in a variety of fields will be available to discuss analytics, user research, SEO, databases, app testing, marketing, legal, UX, IA, crowdsourcing, etc.


At the day's end we'll power down, open up the doors to the patio area, fire up the grill, and kick back and relax.

Join us on Saturday, June 22nd at Cowerks.

Buy Tickets

Only $25 buckaroos! Students are $10. Space is limited.


We're amped to have two awesome hackers drop some knowledge and join us for the hacking!

Sara Chipps

CTO of Levo League and co-founder of Girl Develop It, Sara is a passionate developer active in the NYC tech community and a self professed keyboard cowgirl. Checkout her Github profile and follow her on Twitter.

James Dennis

Co-Organizer of Hack & Tell and DUMBO Tech Breakfast, James is an active open source contributor, hacker at heart, musician, and recently became a partner at VC firm Terrapin Bale. Check out his Github profile and follow him on Twitter.


Awesome sponsors help make Hacking Asbury possible. Interested in sponsoring the event? Contact us.


Cowerks is excited to host the event in their new diggs at the amazing Lake House building in Asbury Park, NJ.

The Great Outdoors

We have this amazing new patio/deck (which includes a hammock) overlooking the lake. Great views, fresh air, good vibes.

Weekly Events

Cowerks is the home of many weekly tech, art, music, small business, local politics, and various types of events. They take community building seriously.

Coworking Space

Cowerks is a collaborative, professional space in downtown Asbury Park with private offices, conference room, and an open floor plan. You can also be on the beach in 3 minutes, which is awesome.