MenloHacks is the official hackathon for the Menlo School in Atherton, CA. We will be gathering 250 high school students this spring for 24 hours to build anything pertaining to hardware or software.

See our live website for current schedule and announcements:


If you are hacking remotely, please upload a 2-3 minute video describing your project that we will show to our judges.

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,699 in prizes

1st place

400 dollars in cash for team + tablet for each member.

2nd place

200 dollars in cash for the team.

3rd place

100 dollars in cash for the team.

Most Entrepreneurial Sponsored by MIT Launch

A Mini Drone for each member of the team.

Best Beginner Hack

The best hack done by a team exclusively composed of first time hackathon attendees will receive a license to JetBrains IDE. Please only opt into this if your team is composed entirely for first time hackers.

Best Hack Hosted on a .TECH Domain

$50 voucher for the winning team.

Best Use of AWS

1TB hard drive for each team member

Punniest Project from

Swag bags with SparkFun Redboards to each team member.

Best Developer Tool sponsored by Github

Octocat Statue to the winning team.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Scott Forstall

Scott Forstall
Former SVP of iOS, Apple

Brienne Ghafourifar

Brienne Ghafourifar
Co-founder, Entefy

Jens Christensen

Jens Christensen
CEO, Jaunt

Mike Cassidy

Mike Cassidy
VP, Project Loon at Google

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Is your project unique or original? Does it take an interesting or creative approach to a problem?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Is your project technically impressive? Is it more than just a few mockup designs or a landing page?
  • Usefullness
    Does your project solve a problem that actually exists? Is it feasible for people to use this product in the real world?
  • Polish
    Does your project look nice? Does it have a design interface or design?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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