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!


Los Altos Hacks VII will take place at the Juniper Aspiration Dome in Sunnyvale, California on April 8-9, 2023.


All high schoolers are welcome to our seventh year — and it'll be our best yet! With over 350 participants, 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, four free meals (including boba!), swag, mentorship, and much more!


For more information and to sign up, visit https://losaltoshacks.com. See you on April 8-9th!


What to Build

You must:


Select which sponsor prize(s) you are applying for

Specify if anyone on your team is a beginner

What to Submit


Hackathon Sponsors


$42,164 in prizes

1st Prize

- $2000 in cash, divided among team members
- 8VC Lunch-In
- $1000 in Bubble API credits for each team member
- Wolfram One membership for each team member
- MLH Fellowship Fast Track Interview for each team member

2nd Prize

- Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones for each
team member
- 8VC Lunch-In
- Wolfram One membership for each team member
- MLH Fellowship Fast Track Interview for each team member

3rd Prize

- HP 27-inch QHD 165 Hz Gaming Monitor w/ FreeSync for each team member
- Wolfram One membership for each team member
- MLH Fellowship Fast Track Interview for each team member

4th-7th Prize (4)

- Wolfram One membership for each team member

Best Beginner Hack

- Arduino Starter Kit for each team member

Best Mobile Hack

- Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 3 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for each team member

Best UX

- Wacom Intuos Drawing Tablet for each team member

Best Solo Hack

- Ender-3 3D Printer

Best Fun Hack

- giant stuffed teddy bear for each team member

Most Innovative/Creative

- Nanoleaf Shapes kit for each team member

Most Technically Complex

- iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit for each team member

Best Hack to Inspire Diversity

- Apple TV 4K (3rd gen) for each team member

[MLH] Best Use of Auth0

Rocketbook & Rubik's Cube

Auth0 wants your applications to be secure! Use any of the Auth0 APIs for a chance to win some exclusive swag, including an Auth0-branded Rocketbook and Rubik's Cube! Why spend hours building features like social sign-in, Multi-Factor Authentication, and passwordless log-in when you can enable them through Auth0 straight out of the box? Save some time on your hack and set yourself up for a big win. It doesn't take much to get started. Auth0 is free to try, no credit card required, with up to 7,000 free active users and unlimited log-ins. Make your new account today!

[MLH] Most Creative Use of Twilio

Twilio Swag Box & GameGo Console

Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Get started with $50 in free credit!

[MLH] Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Branded Backpack

Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend for your chance to win a Domain.com branded backpack for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!

[MLH] Most Creative Use of GitHub

GitHub Octocat Puzzle & Sticker bundle

GitHub is one of the best ways to collaborate, push code, get feedback, and show the world what you’ve built during a hackathon. To take it a step further, GitHub is now offering you access to industry tools, events & learning resources through something called GitHub Global Campus. Win this weekend’s Most Creative Use of GitHub prize category, first by signing up for GitHub Global Campus and second by using a GitHub repository to host your hackathon project’s code! Make sure your use of GitHub stands out with a detailed ReadMe page, meaningful pull requests and collaboration history, and even a GitHub pages deployment!

[MLH] Best Accessibility Hack sponsored by Fidelity

Fidelity Branded Wireless Charger

At Fidelity, accessibility is viewed as a major key to the success of their business, which is why they are challenging you to come up with innovative ways to make tech more accessible! We want you to use your hacking skills to find and build solutions that put opportunities and resources within reach to all communities. The team with the best accessibility hack will win a Fidelity branded wireless charger for each team member!

[Bill.com] Most Security-Minded Project

The team has thought through some important security and privacy concerns, such as:
- When users enter credentials, is there an option for multi-factor authentication?
- Is only the necessary data collected and securely stored?
- Is there a privacy statement that says that they will protect the data they collect and not share it with third parties?

Prize includes:
- iPad 10.9-inch (10th generation) -- Apple in Blue, Pink, Yellow, Silver
- Visit to Bill Headquarters & Lunch CISO Rinki Sethi & CIO Steve Januario

[Niantic] Best Use of 8th Wall!

There will be $1500 in cash split between the first place team, a in-person visit to Niantic headquarters as well as a one year subscription to 8th wall!

Additionally, several teams will receive Niantic swag and stickers!

[Spire] Best Use of Spire API

The following will be awarded to the team that makes the best use of the Spire API in their project:
- Raspberry Pi 4
- Company swag
- Trading cards
- Tour of SF office, meet and greet with space launch and brand team

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Hui Wang

Hui Wang
Software Engineer Staff @ Juniper Networks

Gourav Nagar

Gourav Nagar
Senior Manager, Cyber Security @ BILL

Prabhjeev Sethi

Prabhjeev Sethi
Security Operations Engineer @ BILL

Aakash Yadav

Aakash Yadav
Senior Manager, Information Security Risk @ BILL

Brandon Heller

Brandon Heller
Chief Technology Officer @ Forward Networks

Jagadish Nanjegowda

Jagadish Nanjegowda
Software Development Engineer @ Nokia

Hardik Gohil

Hardik Gohil
Global Enterprise Business Development, IP Networks @ Nokia

Ganesh Jaju

Ganesh Jaju
Software Development Engineer @ Nokia

Adhithya Kalidas

Adhithya Kalidas
Software QA Engineer @ Nokia

Paul Kwok

Paul Kwok
Software Engineering Director @ Nokia

Devashish Badlani

Devashish Badlani
Lead Software Engineer @ Apple

Manasa Hari

Manasa Hari
Head of Product, AIML Training Platform @ Apple

Ashutosh	Gupta

Ashutosh Gupta
Sr. Manager, R&D @ VMWare

Anisha Nainani

Anisha Nainani
Senior Data Engineer @ Netflix

Shalin Mehta

Shalin Mehta
PhD, Platform Leader, Computational Microscopy @ Chan Zuckerberg Biohub San Francisco

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    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?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount?
  • Polish
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
  • Real World Impact
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?

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