What is
Gaynor McCown
Hack Club?

Student-Founded in November of 2020,
Gaynor McCown Hack Club is the first-ever
computer science club in Gaynor McCown E.L.S.

Gaynor McCown Hack Club provides all Gaynor McCown students with access to developer perks, fun activities, life-time experiences and events, and
vital skills of Computer Science, which can complement ANY career.

An Official Hack Club

Officially registered with & supported by Hack Foundation. 
Members can enjoy perks including Hack Club's famous stickers,
access to dozens of fun and challenging programming activities, and premium tools and services at no cost. 

Student-Founded, Student-Led

Gaynor McCown Hack Club was founded by Ali A. Saleh (Class of 2023) in
November 2020.
As an official Hack Club, Gaynor McCown Hack Club is completely student-led. 
*With the continued support of sponsor teachers, since day 1.
(Thank You, Ms. Gibbons, Ms. Illuzzi, & Mr. Frickenstein!) 🙂

What Else is Gaynor McCown Hack Club?

& Prizes.

Fun Activities
& Perks!

Vital skills that complement any career.

High club upgradability and potentials.

Frequently Asked.

Meeting Time?

Thursdays After-School from 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM in Room 208.

Must I be Technical?

No previous programming knowledge is required to participate!

Whether you're an expert or a first-time explorer of Hacking, you'll still be able to have further advance your Computer Science skills, solve challenges, and most importantly, have fun!  

Join Anytime!

Pop in for a workshop or just to hang out!

We'd love for you to join us & be a Hack Clubber!

We Look Forward to Hack with You! 


Yes! Depending on the hackathon, members of Gaynor McCown Hack Club will be given opportunities to participate in various hackathons; either individually or in a team group.

Most hackathons will be hosted within our club.

Other hackathons, like the NYC DOE CS4ALL hackathon, may take place primarily in another location, with schools competing against one another.

In this case, following a round hosted within our Hack Club, winning concept(s)' team(s) will be chosen to represent Gaynor McCown during a trip to the event location.

Ali A. Saleh
Student-Founder of Gaynor McCown Hack Club

Hello, my name is Ali. 

I'm a student of Gaynor McCown E.L.S. (Class of 2023).

I am happy to have left my mark through the pioneering of the first computer science club in my school.

As a sophomore, I've founded Gaynor McCown Hack Club with the support of my sponsor (and geometry) teacher, Ms. Gibbons.

When we started this club, my sponsor teacher & I had a goal of providing my peers with access to vital skills of computer science (only a few students were able to take a CS class), as well as "behind the scenes" mathematical concepts and functions.

All in all, my sponsor teacher & I wanted to provide puzzling, and fun, memorable after-school experiences.

I hope my Hack Club further develops and continues to serve many future students of Gaynor McCown, even after I take the next steps beyond High School.