May 11-12, 2019, Fremont, CA

BayHacks is 24-hours of coding, workshops, presentations, and fun for high schoolers on May 11-12, 2019. It's absolutely free, and no programming experience is required.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a combination of the words "hack" and "marathon". At BayHacks, the word "hack" means to create. It’s an overnight event where people come together and use technology to transform ideas into reality. Additionally, students can create projects, attend workshops, meet new people, improve (or get started with) their programming, and have lots of fun!

Am I eligible to attend?

BayHacks is open to all high school students (9th to 12th grade). However, any adult with programming experience can still attend as a mentor!

How much does it cost?

It’s totally free! All meals, snacks, drinks, swag, and workshops are free and are paid by our sponsors! Learn more about our sponsors below.

What can I build?

Any type of project is welcome – hardware, software, mobile, web, you name it. All projects are judged based on a variety of factors including creativity, technical difficulty, and utility

Do I need to know how to code?

BayHacks is open to beginners to experienced programmers! Hackathons are a great place to learn and explore new ideas. Our mentors are always available to help, so anyone can submit a working project by the end of the hackathon, even if you’re just getting started!

Should I bring anything with me?

All you need is a photo ID (school ID is fine), your laptop, and a charger! We’ll be providing food, snacks, and drinks, so you can focus on your project. If you're planning on sleeping here, you can bring a sleeping bag.

Do I need a team?

If you have one, great! If not, that’s okay! You’ll have time at the hackathon to meet new people and form teams if you don’t have one already.

Do I have to stay overnight?

Although we highly recommend it, it’s not required! You can leave at night and come back in the morning. Doors will close at 11:00 PM and open at 7:00 AM. During this time, no one will be permitted to exit or enter the building.

Any other questions? Feel free to contact us at!


Saturday, May 11

2:00 PM Doors Open!
2:30 PM Opening Ceremony & Team Mixer
3:30 PM Hacking Begins!
6:30 PM Dinner
8:30 PM Workshop 1
10:00 PM Workshop 2

Sunday, May 12

12:00 AM Midnight Snack
8:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM Workshop 3
12:30 PM Lunch
2:30 PM Project Submission
3:30 PM Presentations & Judging
5:00 PM Awards and Closing Ceremony

Partners & Sponsors

Want to sponsor us? Check out our Sponsorship Prospectus and email us at!

Sponsorship Prospectus

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