PalyHacks 2018
April 21 - 22, 2018
Palo Alto High School
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Hello World

Welcome to Palo Alto High School's second high school hackathon.

PalyHacks is an international 24-hour hackathon for high school students hosted at Palo Alto School in Palo Alto, CA; run by students, made for students. In PalyHacks, we invite anyone with an interest in technology to come and build a project! Regardless of your skill level, you and your friends are invited to code, build, learn and have fun!

PalyHacks will be taking place in Palo Alto High School located in 50 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto, CA in the Media Arts Center.


Q: What is a hackathon?

A: A hackathon is a place where coders, designers, and anyone with an idea can come and make their ideas a reality. More information on hackathons can be found here.

Q: Can I go alone?

A: For sure. If you come alone, we can help you form teams, and it is a great opportunity to meet new people as well.

Q: Who can come?

A: Anyone currently enrolled in a high school is eligble to sign up. If you are over the age limit and wish to attend, please contact us directly.

Q: What should I bring?

A: Bring your school ID, computer, chargers, friends, and anything you might want to use in your hack. Food will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own as well.

Q: Where is it?

A: PalyHacks will be located at 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA, at Palo Alto High School's Media Arts Center. Signs will be posted to assist people in getting there.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: It's completely free. We will provide food and drink, as well as some hardware that you can use in your hacks.

Q: What should I make?

A: Make anything you are interested in. We will have a panel of judges to evaluate your projects at the end.

Q: What if I'm interested in mentoring?

A: That's great! Fill out the form here and we will get back to you shortly.

Q: What if my question isn't covered on the FAQ?

A: No worries! Feel free to contact us at


Doors will close at 11:30 PM and reopen at 6:00 AM

Day 1: April 21

5:00PM     Check In

6:00PM     Opening Ceremony/Team Mixer

7:00PM     Dinner

8:00PM     Entrepreneurship and Ideation: Leangap

9:00PM     Graphic Design and Branding: Leangap

Day 2: April 22

12:00AM   Midnight Snack

12:30AM   League of Legends Tournament

4:20AM     Essential Special Workshop

7:00AM     Breakfast

10:00AM   Cup Stacking Activity

12:00PM   Lunch

3:00PM     Project Submission

4:00PM     Present Hacks

5:00PM     Awards and Closing Ceremony