Hackers: If you are in need of a mentor to help with your code during the event, email Ankita Sahni (ankitasahni26@gmail.com) requesting for help. A mentor will come help you shortly thereafter.

Cupertino's Teen Commission together with the Cupertino Recreation Department is hosting <hack> Cupertino, a 13-hour overnight hackathon designed to solve a problem presented during our Opening Ceremony. What makes our hackathon unique is that the winning team has the potential for their idea to be developed together with members of the City of Cupertino and be implemented as an official City application.


Please note that this even this is a lock-in, if you leave the premises at any point in the evening you will not be allowed back in.

Schedule of Events:
Registration Check-In: 5:30pm
Opening Ceremony Begins: 6pm
Hacking Begins: 7pm
Judging Occurs: 8am

13-18* years old
*18-year-olds must possess a 2016-2017 high school ID.

Teams must be a maximum of 4 people. No exceptions.

What to bring:
Signed forms (see 'Forms and Waivers' section below)
Chargers and power strips
Sleeping Bag/Blankets
USB Stick
Medication and any personal items


Anyone who has registered for the event is eligible to submit a project.


Submissions must be created DURING the hackathon and must address the prompt given at the hackathon. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$640 in prizes

VR Headsets

Enjoy virtual reality with this VR Headset!

Noise-Cancelling Headphones

A sweet pair for each member of your group!

Bluetooth Speakers

A cool pair of bluetooth speakers to make your music even better.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Keita Broadwater

Keita Broadwater

Neesha Tambe

Neesha Tambe

Vaishali Deshpande

Vaishali Deshpande

Rajaram Soundararajan

Rajaram Soundararajan

Judging Criteria

  • Adheres to prompt

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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Hackathon sponsors

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