In-person programming competition for Bay Area High School students with opportunities for all levels of experience

September 30th at Lick-Wilmerding High School


Hyphen-Hacks is an annual 12-hour hackathon aimed at high school students from around the Bay Area with diverse backgrounds and skill levels. We hope to create a space where all students are inspired to learn new skills while collaborating on new inventions.

The Hyphen-Hacks 2020 team
The Hyphen-Hacks 2020 team


At Hyphen-Hacks, you will get the opportunity to receive mentorship from industry professionals, take classes ranging from beginner topics to advanced techniques, and meet like-minded students from around the Bay Area.


We strive to foster a strong, inclusive community. Whether this is your first time programming or your tenth hackathon, we want you to feel included and supported.

The Hyphen-Hacks 2020 team
The Hyphen-Hacks 2020 team


Hyphen-Hacks will stretch your skills and imagination, pushing you to achieve what you never dreamed to be possible. Our open, supportive atmosphere will provide a platform for you to create amazing products.

Event Schedule

Hyphen-Hacks will begin at 8:30am and end at 11:00pm.

8:30 am - 9:00 am Check-in Time
9:00 am - 9:30 am Opening Assembly
9:30 am Hacking Begins!
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Served + Social Event
1:00 pm Workshop A
2:00 pm Workshop B
3:00 pm Workshop C
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner Served + Social Event
8:00 pm Competition Activity
9:00 pm Project Submissions Close
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Judging + Hot Cocoa + S'mores
10:00 pm - 10:30 pm Closing Ceremony + Awards
10:30 pm - 11:00 pm Pack Up + Check Out


Interested in sponsoring the event? Please email us at finance@hyphen-hacks.com

Special Sponsors

WolframGolaith Automation RoboticsArt of Problem Solving

Made Possible By

Hack Club Bank


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We are located at Lick-Wilmerding High School: 755 Ocean Ave San Francisco, CA 94112

We welcome your input! For general inquiries please email support@hyphen-hacks.com

Interested in sponsoring us? Please email us at finance@hyphen-hacks.com

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Hyphen-Hacks 2023
Developed by Thijs Simonian and Athena Jiang-Qin. Website is open source on GitHub.