Los Altos Hacks is a high school hackathon—a 24-hour programming event where students work in teams to make hardware and software projects. This year, we aim to have around 350 attendees with a 1:1 gender ratio but due to the online format we will accept unlimited attendees.
Any high school student can participate! If you have graduated from high school, you can apply to be a mentor. If you are in middle school, you may be able to participate; please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
There will be a session at the beginning of the hackathon for you to meet others and form teams. We encourage you to come and meet new people! Each team may have a maximum of four people.
No! Los Altos Hacks is free for all participants—shipping, swag, and other costs are covered.
No problem! Experience isn't required to attend. In addition, we will have workshops where you can learn!
As an online event, all you need is a laptop and internet connection to participate!
We'll have fun games and activities on both Discord and the live streaming platform Hopin as well as opportunities to participate in workshops and and listen to interesting panels , all online!
You can learn more about competition rules, judging criteria and prizes on our Devpost . We have prizes for a wide range of topics and diverse levels of programming experience!
We have decided to move this year's event to an online platform to enforce social distancing protocol.
Yes, there is! All attendees are required to review and abide by the MLH Code of Conduct during the event.
|08:00 AM||Check In Discord|
|09:00 AM||Opening Ceremony Hopin|
|09:45 AM||Icebreakers; Team Formation Discord|
|11:00 AM||Intro to Web Development with Los Altos Hacks Hopin|
|12:00 PM||Meal/Exercise Break Everywhere|
|01:30 PM||Mini-Game Discord|
|02:15 PM||AR/VR Implementation with echoAR Hopin|
|04:30 PM||Mini-Game Discord|
|05:30 PM||DDoS and Cybersecurity Workshop with Nokia Hopin|
|07:00 PM||Meal/Exercise Break Everywhere|
|11:00 PM||Midnight Speaker Series Hopin|
|12:00 AM||Mini-Game Discord|
|07:00 AM||Meal Break Everywhere|
|08:00 AM||Hacking Ends; Projects due Discord|
|08:00 AM||Judging Discord|
|11:00 AM||Closing Ceremony Hopin|
|12:00 PM||End of Hackathon Everywhere|