March 25-26, 2017
HSHacks is back!
What is HSHacks?
HSHacks, a project of Hacker Fund, is the biggest high school hackathon in the world. 24 hours, with workshops, activities, mentors, awesome swag and anything you can think of.
What is a hackathon?
You bring the ideas, we help turned them to reality. A Hackathon is where participants (aka Hackers) spend 24 hours working together to create awesome projects. We will be providing you with people from the industry, food and a bunch of activities to give you the power of coding.
What if I can't code?
Then you are in the right spot! We will have workshops and mentors on site to be there to help you. Plus, you'll have 24 hours to build your dream app.
Who can participate?
All high school students are invited to come regardless of coding knowledge and skill. If you are not in high school, you are welcome to mentor!
What if I don't have an idea or team?
No worries! Most of the hackers come here without an idea or team, we will be having activities at the beginning of the event so that you can brainstorm ideas and meet people.
What if I have another question?
Reach out to us at and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Who runs HSHacks?
HSHacks is run by high school students in the Bay Area. Find out more in our profiling in our social media!
Where is HSHacks?
42 US is a tuition-free coding school that has just opened its doors this year in Fremont, California. Our founding branch is located in Paris, France and has been operating with great success since 2013. 42’s mission is to undercover the talents of this generation in the field of programming, and to do so on a broad scale. To achieve this, 42 is giving all young people an opportunity - students are selected neither on the basis of financial ability nor educational degree, but solely on their talent and motivation.
There are more questions to come, make sure to reach us out if you have any that are not listed!
Will there be hardware to hack on?
Yes! Hardware will be provided for you to borrow, we will post a full list of hardware once we get closer to the event.
How do I get to the event?
Once you apply we will send out information on how to get to our venue. If you are driving, there is plenty of parking around for you!
How much will HSHacks cost?
Zer0! We will be providing you with the energy, meals, swag and a place to build up your creativity.
When will applications open?
Applications are now open! Apply now at
Are there computers I can hack on?
Yes! We can provide as many top-notch computers (courtesy of 42) to you. More on that coming soon.
Will there be prizes?
The prizes are the least important part of the event, but everyone will have the opportunity of winning them.
Since this is a charitable and educational event powered by Hacker Fund, all attendees must abide by the rules and guidelines set in the Hacker Fund Event Participant Packet.

This event is also participating in the contest provided by Major League Hacking, which is subject to the MLH Contest Terms and Conditions and the MLH Privacy Policy. If you agree to participate in the contest, you may receive pre and post-event informational e-mails and occasional messages about hackathons from MLH as per the MLH Privacy Policy.
Terms of Participation
Check-in Begins
42 USA
Opening Ceremony Begins
Main Stage
Hacking Begins
Workshop Sessions Start
Workshop Area
Food Area
Cup Stacking
Bubbly Midnight Snack
Food Area
Food Area
24-Hour Hacking Ends
First Round of Judging
Hacking Area
Lunch 1
Food Area
Second Round of Judging
Hacking Area
Lunch 2
Food Area
Closing Ceremony
Main Stage
HSHacks II
Female Attendees
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Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season