MenloHacks is back.

MenloHacks II is the second edition is the official hackathon for Menlo School in Atherton, CA. The second edition of MenloHacks is about perfection: better hacking space, better mentorship system, and even better food/drinks.

See our live website for current schedule and announcements: live.menlohacks.com.

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Prizes

$3,776 in prizes

Grand Prize

MLH 1st place medal + 400 dollars in cash for the team + Wolfram Alpha Pro for each member of the team + an iBeacon for each member of the team courtesy of Onyx Beacon + Sketch Licenses for each member of the team + JetBrains IDE of your choosing for each member of the team.

Second Place

MLH 2nd place medal + 200 dollars in cash for the team + Wolfram Alpha Pro for each member of the team + Sketch Licenses for each member of the team.

Third Place

MLH 3rd place medal + 100 dollars in cash for the team + Wolfram Alpha Pro for each member of the team.

Best use of the Watson API sponsored by IBM

Best use of the IBM Watson API wins an Apple Watch for each member of the team.

Best Beginner Hack

$2000 scholarship to attend Make School's Summer Academy + Wolfram Alpha Pro for each member of the team. Please only opt in to this prize if a majority of your team is first time hackathon attendees.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags.

#HackHarassment

Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment! Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!

Best Hardware Hack

Best hack that is centered around innovations with hardware rather than software. Winner will receive Wolfram Alpha Pro for each member of the team.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Any high schooler who registered for MenloHacks II ahead of time and has uploaded the requisite forms is eligible to attend. The organizers may deny entry to anyone at their sole and absolute discretion.

 

Requirements

Make your project, submit your hack to Devpost and present to our panel of judges to show off what you built. You must demo to the judges and submit on Devpost in order to be eligible for prizes.

Judges

Susan Wojcicki

Susan Wojcicki
CEO, YouTube

Dennis Woodside

Dennis Woodside
COO, Dropbox

Jeff Huber

Jeff Huber
CEO, Grail

Sameer Dholakia

Sameer Dholakia
CEO, SendGrid

Joe Beninato

Joe Beninato
CEO, Banter

Scott Sandell

Scott Sandell
Managing General Partner, New Enterprise Associates

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?
  • Usefulness
    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?