Major League Hacking 2019 Hackathon Season

This fall, 200 students from around the Bay Area will gather to conceive innovative products and realize their potential to solve some of the biggest societal problems.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a long event (typically 24 hours) that allows students like you to come up with a new product from scratch. This includes the creation and marketing of the product. Be prepared to learn a lot and have fun!

Who can attend OmniHacks?

Any high schooler can attend OmniHacks. If you’ve already completed high school, you can’t participate but you can still help mentor others.

What if I don’t know how to code?

Don’t worry! At OmniHacks, we will have workshops catering to all levels of hackers and we encourage you to partake in these workshops to get a jumpstart before you start to develop your product.

How much does it cost to attend?

Thanks to our generous sponsors, this hackathon is free of cost. That includes food, drinks, snacks and swag.

What are the sizes of teams?

Each team may have a maximum of 4 members. We strongly recommend each team to have at least 2 members, however teams with just 1 member are fine as well.

What if I don’t have a team?

Don’t worry! We will help you help form groups in the Team Formation event at 8:15 on Saturday morning.

What should I bring?

A Student ID, Waivers, Laptop, Charger, Power strips and toiletries. If you plan on doing a hardware hack, remember to bring your device as well.

What can my team build?

Any tech product. Hardware, Software or even a combination of both. Remember, that there will be a theme and different categories for prizes. Projects will be judged on their Impact, Usability, Creativity, and Complexity.

What is the theme?

Find out at the event!

Will there be prizes?

Yes! Stay tuned to find out soon.

Schedule

Saturday

Time Event Location
8:00 AM Doors Open TBD
8:15 AM Sponsor Fair & Team Formation begins TBD
9:00 AM Opening Ceremony TBD
10:00 AM Hacking Begins TBD
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM How to Brainstorm a Project Idea Workshop, courtesy of DeltaHacks Institute TBD
12:30 PM Lunch TBD
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Web Development Workshop, courtesy of DeltaHacks Institute TBD
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Machine Learning with Python Workshop, courtesy of DeltaHacks Institute TBD
9 PM Dinner TBD

Sunday

Time Event Location
12:30 AM Midnight Snack TBD
1:00 AM Cup Stacking Competition TBD
7:00 AM Breakfast TBD
9:15 AM Projects Due/Judging Begins TBD
10:30 AM Top 5 Hacks Presentations TBD
11:00 AM Closing Ceremony TBD

Partners

Please read the MLH Code of Conduct before registering for OmniHacks

Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring OmniHacks? Reach out to the sponsorship team at sponsor@omnihacks.tech

Organizers

Gautham Raghupathi

Lead Director

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Rohan Angajala

Director of Operations

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Forrest Leung

Director of Outreach

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Tom Zhang

Director of Tech

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Sarthak Kamat

Sponsorships

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Chirag Mehta

Finance

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Sam Yang

Webmaster

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Chaitra Raghupathi

Designer

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Campus Ambassadors

Eric Yang

Lynbrook High School

Andy Fang

San Mateo High School

Leo Lin

Los Altos High School

Eilleen Zhang

Hillsdale High School

Garima Sharma

Dougherty Valley High School

Rayland Ho

Basis Independent Silicon Valley

Alicia Chen

American High School

Justin Pong

Prospect High School

Aryan Vichare

Fremont High School

Neeraj Rattehalli

Menlo Atherton High School

Want to be part of the team? Reach out to team@omnihacks.tech