May 19, 2018
Dublin High School
Dublin, CA


What is a Expo Hacks?

Expo Hacks is a high school hackathon—a 12-hour programming event where students work in teams to make various software projects. When the hackathon starts feel free to design, code, and build anything you want! You’ll also be able to check out the arts component of the event towards the end of the hackathon.

Who can participate?

Any high school student can participate. If you've graduated from high school, please contact us if you’re interested in being a mentor.

How do I form or join a team?

There will be a session at the beginning of the hackathon for you to meet others and form teams. Each team may have a maximum of four (4) people. You will also be invited to our slack one week before the event starts.

What should I bring?

Bring a valid student ID, a laptop, chargers, and power strips. A chill area will be provided.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

No problem! If you have dietary restrictions, simply add them to your application when you sign up, and we will accommodate for you! Additionally, each meal will have vegetarian options for everyone.

Who runs Expo Hacks?

Expo Hacks is run by a talented group of high school students in the Tri-Valley.

Prize Categories


Find a solution for the aspiring artists of today, or make a software project that is art related. The possibilities are endless. Release your inner creative side with this category.


The earth is getting warmer, and humans are contributing to climate change, are you ready to tackle this difficult problem? Deforestation, droughts, floods and extreme weather events are endangering the lives of our most vulnerable. Make something that helps us leave a better planet for our children.

Social Impact

Release your inner activist. Do you want our leaders to stay accountable to the people? Are you dissatisfied with the current state of things? Do you want your voice to leave a bigger impact on those who make decisions that affect all of us? If so, you might be interested in making a project related to social impact.


Top Prize: internships at TechHive and a paid 10 week internship at EllieMae!

Prizes include, but are not limited to, Oculus Rifts, Arduinos, and Drones.
(First 40 people to sign up get a free portable charger!)

*prizes are not determined based off which category you select, so choose the one you like most!

Rules & Judging Criteria


Time Event Location
8:00 AM Registration + Networking Session Outside Gym
8:30 AM Opening Ceremonies - Keynote: Dave Selinger Gym
9:00 AM Hacking Begins Everywhere
12:30 PM Lunch Outside Gym
5:00 PM How to Pitch Workshop Gym
6:00 PM Hacking Ends/Dinner/Judging Judging:Gym, Dinner: Outside Gym
7:30 PM Announce Winners Gym
8:00 PM Hacking Ends Gym