Los Altos's third annual high school hackathon
We bring together hundreds of high school students from across the Bay Area to work together and make their ideas into reality.
We'll provide the food, refreshments and hacking spaces for you, the hackers, to do your magic. Just bring your ideas and your passion!
What is Los Altos Hacks?
Los Altos Hacks is a high school hackathon – overnight programming event where high school students work together in teams of four to create a project. At Los Altos Hacks, students will have 24 hours to form their idea into a reality. This year, we're aiming to have around 350 attendees with a target on minority groups.
Who can participate?
Any high school student can participate. If you have already graduated from high school, you cannot participate, however you can come help mentor others!
How do I form or join a team?
There will be a session at the beginning of the hackathon for you to meet others and form teams. Each team may have a maximum of four people.
Does this cost money?
No! Los Altos Hacks is free for all participants — all food, swag, and other costs are covered. We will not be providing travel reimbursements.
What if I can't code?
No problem! We are accepting people regardless of experience. Plus, we'll have workshops where you can learn.
What should I bring?
Bring a valid student ID, a laptop, chargers, and the signed Parent Packet (you can also complete it online). Power strips, sleeping bags, and toiletries highly recommended.