24-hour Bay Area High School Hackathon

OCTOBER 12-13, 2019
Lick-Wilmerding High School (view map )

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Hyphen-Hacks is an annual 24-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.


Learn from knowledgeable technology practitioners coming from some of the most innovative companies in the world. Hyphen-Hacks is a great place to learn from both experienced mentors and your peers.


Meet a diverse group of high-schoolers interested in technology. Hackathons are a great opportunity to make lasting connections with people who you wouldn’t otherwise get to know.


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.

2018 Recap


In Prizes




Experienced Mentors

Attend Hyphen-Hacks!

As an attendee, you will get to experience 24 hours of programming, games, free food, and mentorship from industry professionals. If this strikes a chord with you, please apply! No experience is necessary; at Hyphen-Hacks, we pride ourselves on making an accessible hackathon for all! As we did last year, we will have free workshops on a range of topics intended for beginners and advanced programmers. Don’t have a team? No worries: we will have a team building portion at the beginning of the event.

Volunteer at Hyphen-Hacks!

As a volunteer, you will help create a positive experience for high schoolers interested in computer science. At Hyphen-Hacks, we pride ourselves on creating a safe, supportive environment for teens of all backgrounds to come together, push their limits, and create something amazing.


18Tech Ventures

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