March 23, 2024 @San Mateo High School 8:00AM - 9:00PM
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full day in-person high school hackathon


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.

Our Guests

Meet our amazing guest speakers and judges, whose contributions make this event possible!

Anjana Manian

Co-founder of DIYA Research

Ryan Roslansky

CEO of LinkedIn

Mehul Gandhi

UC Berkeley Student

Michael Culhane

Senior Staff Software Engineer at Google

Andy Lloyd

CEO of Extensiv

Darwin Singson

Global Revenue Enablement Lead

Wil Damian

Finance Business Partner at PayPal

Frequently Asked Questions

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 or fill out the contact form.

How can I sponsor?

Please email to express your interest in sponsoring our hackathon. Our team will contact you to discuss specific details, answer any additional questions you may have, and provide more information about available sponsorship opportunities.

Can we offer company-related services?

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.

Can we participate as speakers during the event?

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.

Do we need to provide prizes for the hackathon?

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.

Contact Us

For any general or sponsorship inquiries.