Los Altos Hacks II is here!

Welcome to Los Altos Hacks, a 24-hour hackathon high school hackathon!

Los Altos Hacks II is happening on February 4-5, 2017 at Evernote Headquarters in Redwood City. Hacking starts at 12PM on Saturday, and all submissions to Devpost MUST be in by 6AM on Sunday. We hope you'll learn a lot from this experience and build something you're proud of. 

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Teams can be maximum 4 people, and everyone must be a high schooler & present at the hackathon to participate. You must also have your parent packet signed and your student ID. 


You must select which sponsor prize you're going for, if any. Please specify if anyone on your team is a beginner as well.

How to enter

• Submit your app to Devpost

• Attend the expo

• Wait for judging and results


A group of wonderful judges

A group of wonderful judges

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?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?