Los Altos
Hacks III

Juniper Aspiration Dome
1081 Innovation Way, Sunnyvale, CA

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 a 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—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 an even gender ratio.

Who can participate?

Any high school student can participate. If you've graduated from high school, you can only apply to be a mentor. If you're in middle school, you may be able to participate; please contact us at [email protected] for more information.

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—food, swag, and other costs are covered. We don't provide travel reimbursements, however.

What if I can't code?

No problem! Experience isn't required to attend. Plus, we'll have workshops where you can learn.

What should I bring?

Bring a valid student ID, a laptop, chargers, a reusable water bottle (we will not provide plastic bottles), and the signed Parent Packet (you can also complete it online). Power strips, sleeping bags, and toiletries are highly recommended.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

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.

Is there a Code of Conduct?

Yes, there is! All attendees are required to review and abide by the MLH Code of Conduct during the event.

I have another question...

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


Saturday - March 24

Time Event Location
10 AM Check In Juniper Aspiration Dome
10:30 AM Waitlist Check In; Mentor Meeting Juniper Aspiration Dome
11 AM Opening Ceremony Main Stage
12 PM Lunch; Hacking Begins Everywhere
12:30 PM Team Mixer Workshop Area
1 PM

Make Your Own Website Workshop

Courtesy of Hack Club

Workshop Area
4 PM

Hack the Hackers (Now That's Meta)

Use the Bugcrowd API to build your own security app

Workshop Area
5 PM

1517 Social

Talk with experts about your project!

Workshop Area
7 PM Dinner Everywhere
9 PM Cup Stacking Main Stage
10 PM Capture The Flag Everywhere

Sunday - March 25

Time Event Location
12 AM Midnight Surprise Everywhere
1 AM

Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament

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Workshop Area
8 AM Breakfast; Submissions to Devpost Everywhere
8:30 AM Judges Arive & Meet Juniper Aspiration Dome
9 AM Judging Everywhere
11 AM Closing Ceremony Main Stage
12 PM End of Hackathon Everywhere

*Subject to change.


Food Partners


Eli Luberoff


Ellen Hardy

Chief Operating Officer

James Richards

VP of Engineering

Morris Thai

Senior Product Manager

Genevieve Johnson

Senior Designer

Ben Lai

Senior Software Engineer

Shirley Soulouman

Senior Program Manager

Lily Chang

Vice President, Strategic Transformation

John Yu

Oriza Ventures

Dmitriy Kolchin

Serial Entrepreneur

Kurush Dubash

Software Engineer

Melanie Silva

User Experience Designer

Areeta Wong

Director of Event Management

Lester Bird

Distinguished Engineer
Juniper Networks

Avinash Reddy

Software Engineer
Juniper Networks

Nandan Paramashiva

Software Engineer
Juniper Networks

Our Team

Jamsheed Mistri

Lead & Sponsorship Director

An Huynh

Outreach Director

Justin Yu

Tech Director

Dan Appel

Tech Team

Krizia Araracap

Outreach & Design Team

Oscar Bjorkman

Tech & Design Team

Ryan Huang

Tech & Design Team

Leo Lin

Sponsorship & Outreach Team

Kyle Marino

Sponsorship & Tech Team

Katherine Nasif

Outreach Team

Kyle Sandell

Tech Team

Anya Sharma

Sponsorship Team

Samuel Shi

Outreach Team

Darryl Yeo

Tech & Design Team

Past Years

2016 2017
Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season