A 13-hour overnight hackathon designed to solve a problem relevant to the City of Cupertino

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

View full rules


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. 


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Keita Broadwater

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Neesha Tambe

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Vaishali Deshpande

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Rajaram Soundararajan

Judging Criteria

  • Adheres to prompt