MLH Official - Spring 2016

Microsoft SVC Building 1

1065 La Avenida St, Mountain View

January 30th-31st, 2016


Saturday, January 30th

Time Event Location
9:30 AM Sponsor and Mentor Check In Lobby
10:30 AM Hackers Check In Lobby
11:30 AM Team Mixer Saturn
12:00 PM Opening Ceremony Galileo
1:00 PM Hacking Starts Everywhere
1:00 PM Lunch Cosmic Cafe
1:30 PM How to Get Started With Python (Microsoft) Saturn
1:30 PM Gotta Code 'Em All (Make School) Nebula
2:30 PM How to Make a Windows 10 App for Beginners Saturn
3:30 PM Hardware Hack: Connecting an IoT device to the cloud Saturn
3:30 PM Quick Steps to a MVP (Altacode) Nebula
4:00 PM Design Hacks for Programmers (Make School) Nebula
4:30 PM Programming Robots and Working with Hardware (FIRST Robotics) Saturn
5:00 PM Cheater Cheater (Microsoft) Nebula
5:30 PM Dinner Cosmic Cafe
6:30 PM Intro to Git Saturn
7:00 PM Cup Stacking Cosmic Cafe
7:30 PM Break into Tech (Make School) Nebula
8:30 PM Onesie Meetup Saturn
9:00 PM Light Saber Battle Outside

Sunday, January 31st

Time Event Location
12:00 AM Midnight Snack Cosmic Cafe
2:00 AM Smash Tournament (?) TBD
8:00 AM Breakfast Cosmic Cafe
10:00 AM Submissions to Devpost Everywhere
11:00 AM Lunch Cosmic Cafe
12:00 PM Judging Expo Mercury/Saturn/Jupiter
2:00 PM Closing Ceremony Galileo
3:15 PM Oculus Demo Saturn


What is Los Altos Hacks?

Los Altos Hacks is the first hackathon run by students from Los Altos High School. A hackathon is an event where people can code a project together. At Los Altos Hacks, you will have 24 hours to make your idea a reality.

Who can participate?

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

Does this cost money?

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

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? Will I need my own laptop?

Bring a valid student ID for admission and your laptop, phone, chargers, etc. We will not provide laptops or chargers for you. Power strips, ethernet cables, sleeping bags, and toiletries are highly recommended.

How do I form or join a team?

You can either specify your team on the application or form teams at the hackathon, where we’ll have a session for you to meet others. Each team can have a maximum of 4 people.

Do you have a code of conduct?

Yes. We expect all participants to read and follow the Hacker Fund Code of Conduct, parent packet , and the MLH Code of Conduct. You can electronically sign (with your parents) at this Dropbox Sign link . You will not be let into the hackathon without the packet.

Is there a privacy policy?

Yes, you are under Hacker Fund's privacy policy.

What if I still have a question?

Contact us at [email protected] .


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Team Onsite

  • Selynna


    Sponsorship Director

  • Justin


    Tech Director

  • Dan


    Tech Director

  • Aashia


    Outreach Director

  • Ryan


    Tech Team

  • Kyle


    Tech Team

  • Zooey


    Outreach Team

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    Outreach Team

  • Javin


    Outreach Team