Los Altos Hacks

april 8-9th



hours of hacking



in prizes

Lunch-In with


2 Teams


A wide shot of attendees at the opening ceremony of Los Altos Hacks VI.


day 1

9:00 AM Check-In

10:00 AM Waitlist Check-In

11:00 AM Opening Ceremony

12:00 PM Hacking Begins

12:05 PM Team Mixer

12:30 PM Lunch

7:00 PM Dinner

8:00 PM Cup Stacking

10:00 PM Capture the Flag

day 2

12:00 AM Midnight Surprise

1:00 AM SSBU Tournament

7:30 AM Hacks Due

8:00 AM Breakfast

8:30 AM Hacking Ends

9:00 AM Judging Begins

11:00 AM Closing Ceremony

12:00 PM End of Hackathon



Juniper Networks Logo


Nokia Logo



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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.

Any high school student can participate. If you've graduated from high school, you can't participate, but you can come help mentor others.

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.

No! Los Altos Hacks is free for all participants—all food, swag, and other costs are covered.

No problem! We are accepting people regardless of experience. We'll have workshops where you can learn.

Bring a valid student ID, a laptop, chargers, and the signed Parent Packet. Power strips, sleeping bags, and toiletries highly recommended.

No problem! If you have dietary restrictions, simply add them to your application when you sign up, and we will accommodate for you! Additionally, each meal will have vegan, gluten free, and vegetarian options for everyone.

Yes! All hackers must follow the MLH Code of Conduct. The packet must be signed in order to attend.

We're here for you! Send us an email at [email protected] or feel free to reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook.