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 mentors, games, and online hacking spaces for you—the hackers—to do your magic. Just bring your ideas and your passion!
Los Altos Hacks V will take place online using the Hopin platform from April 24-25, 2021. We'll be using Discord to provide an interaction space for our hackers as well!
All high schoolers are welcome to our fifth year — and it'll be our best yet! With swag for the first 350 registered, we'll be having a blast while learning many valuable coding skills along the way. No coding experience is required; there's a place for everyone at our hackathon!
As always, Los Altos Hacks will be 100% free, including prizes, swag, mentorship, and much more!
For more information and to sign up, visit https://losaltoshacks.com. See you from April 24-25!
In order to participate in the hackathon, you must be in high school (or of equivalent age). If you're in middle school, you may be able to participate; please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Teams can be maximum 4 people, and everyone must be present at the hackathon to participate. You must have your email verified to confirm your identity on Discord.
- Select which sponsor prize(s) you are applying for
- Specify if anyone on your team is a beginner
$7,210 in prizes
1st Place Overall
- iPad Air for all team members
- Invitations to Pinnacle, "the Olympics of Hackathons" for each team member. More info @ pinnacle.us.org.
2nd Place Overall
- Creality Ender 3 3D Printer for all team members
3rd Place Overall
- Airpods Pro for all team members
- Amazon Echo Dot for all team members
Best Beginner Hack
- Hackers with less than 3 hackathons under their belt and less than 1 year of programming experience applies
- HyperX Gaming Keyboards for all members
Best iOS App
JBL Flip 4 Speakers for all team members
Best Android App
Google Home for all team members
Best Web App
Chromecast (3rd gen) for all team members
Best Security Hack
Amazon Echo for all team members
Best Domain Registered with Domain.com
Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from Domain.com for their project this weekend! The best hack on a registered Domain.com domain will receive exclusive Domain.com Backpacks!
Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key (2)
Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with an embedded Arduino compatible board.
Winner receives hardware kits courtesy of MLH.
Best Use of CockroachDB
Build your hackathon project on CockroachDB's open source and indestructible SQL database. Utilize CockroachDB in your hack for a chance to win a 3D printing pen for each team member. What's more, ALL projects submitted that use CockroachDB will receive a free t-shirt!
Winners receive 3D printing pens!
Best echoAR Project
Use echoAR's platform as part of your project.
Winner receives limited subscriptions to echoAR.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount?
Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?