On March 3rd, we ran San Francisco's first high school hackathon. It was an accessible event for high school students in the Bay Area. We saw various hacks ranging from simple websites to mobile applications and VR. Our success was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Migrating to the Cloud
In July 2020, the organization launched our first online hackathon, Hack the Cloud. Although our initial target was Bay Area high school students, we scaled our outreach, reaching students across the world from places such as Canada, South Africa, Europe and India.
We're Back Again!!!
This year we're back and better than ever. Join us and become part of an exciting hacking community where anyone can learn to program. If you're the advanced programmer or the beginner, we have something for all of you. Hack on!
Frequently asked questions
What is a virtual hackathon?
A virtual hackathon is an online event where high schoolers can learn, program and have fun. It will still have lots of the good stuff a physical hackathon has such as prizes and workshops.
What if I don’t know how to code? Can I still attend?
We love beginners at Hack the Cloud 2.0. We’ll have a plethora of workshops hosted by coders at several tech companies and startups in the Bay Area where you can learn skills people actually use in the industry. Have an idea but don’t know where to start? Our experienced staff and mentors will help guide you! DM us in the Discord or email us [email protected]!
How do I sign up?
Click the “Register” button on our home page to register on our Devpost! You will receive an email once you’ve been accepted, and you’ll get important announcements such as reminders, access to our Discord, and other stuff.
I don’t know any other hackers/coders...
Hack the Cloud 2.0 is a great chance to meet people like you who want to get into tech! Other than our Discord, where you can chat with people who will be attending the event, you can also use Devpost's built-in feature to find people who are looking for a team and connect with them.
What are the rules if I want to submit a project?
Hacks must be made by groups of up to four people, no more. Other than pre-made external libraries and tools, the code can only be made during the event. The project must be posted on Devpost before the end of the second day of the hackathon (July 12th 12 am PDT).
Other than the above rules, you’re free to do whatever you want as long as you use common sense - don’t make things that would potentially hurt people in any way. Hack for good!
I have a different question
Shoot us an email at [email protected].