What Is HSHAcks II?

HSHacks II is the return of the premier high school hackathon. More than 1000 high school students from around the country come to the Silicon Valley to turn ideas into a reality, all in 24 hours. With world class mentors, food, space, and more, you’re in for an amazing time. We welcome students of all hacking ability.

Last year HSHacks was phenomenal. This year
we’re going even bigger. Even better.

The original high school hackathon is back






High Schools


What is HSHacks?
At HSHacks, likeminded high school students come together and use technology to transform ideas into reality. Students work in teams for 24 hours to create something amazing.
Who is eligible to attend?
All high school students are welcome. Registration is open!
How much does it cost?
The event is completely free for all high school students. Admission is free, food is free, and the schwag is free!
I don't know how to code... can I still come?
Of course! All students regardless of coding ability are welcome. Hackathons are a great place to learn, so come and build your first app or website!
What can I make?
Anything! You can build for web, mobile, Pebble, Google Glass, wearables, hardware, etc. Just make sure the project is made during the hackathon!
What should I bring?
Bring your laptop, phone, chargers, and any other electronics you’ll need for the weekend. Bring a sleeping bag, toiletries, and an open-mind!
Do I need a team to sign up?
Not at all! We will have plenty of time for you to make teams, if you don't have one. You can also choose to work individually.
Can I work on an existing project?
Sorry, but for this hackathon, we ask that all coding must be done at the event. However, feel free to work on design, logos, or ideas.

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