There will be plenty of prizes for you and your team to compete for with many categories for you to express your creativity!
No coding experience is required and you can meet people with similar interests or make new friends while hacking!
Our hackathon will shine on your innovation skills, providing you with a unique experience that you can learn tons from.
Any high school and middle school student can participate, no prior programming experience needed. If you've graduated from high school, you cannot participate, but feel free to sign up as a mentor or help volunteer on the day.
MateoHacks will be hosted at San Mateo High School on March 23, 2024. It will begin at around 8:00AM and end at around 9:00PM. We will release specific details closer to the event date.
No! Thanks to all of our generous sponsors, MateoHacks is free for all participants. All food, swag, and other costs will be covered. If you are interested in helping sponsor this and future events, feel free to look at the sponsor FAQ section.
You may have a team size of 1 - 4 people. Even if you register without a team, you can team up with others at the event!
Please bring your student ID, laptop, chargers, and a good attitude. Power strips and toiletries are highly recommended but not required. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to supply you with anything specific at a moment’s notice, so please come prepared.
No problem! If you have dietary restrictions, simply add them to your application when you sign up, and we will accommodate you! Additionally, each meal may have vegan, gluten free, and vegetarian options for everyone.
Yes! We will have various prizes such as headphones, keyboards, monitors, mouses etc. Even if you don't win, all participants will recieve LinkedIn Premium and many other company sponsored perks.
Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the contact form.
Absolutely! Offering memberships or access to your company’s products or services can be a great way to incentivize participants and build relationships with potential customers. This can take the form of a free year of a premium service or a lifetime membership, for example.
Yes, we welcome companies to participate in hackathons as speakers and judges. As a sponsor, you can provide insights into your industry, showcase your products and services, and help to guide participants towards developing solutions that align with your company’s values and goals.
Providing prizes is a great way to incentivize participants to compete and to showcase your company’s support for innovation. Prizes can include anything from cash awards to product or service packages. If this is not possible for your group, we would greatly appreciate donations of any amount.