MVHacks is a high school hackathon hosted at Hacker Dojo and organized
by Mountain View High School students. Both first time and more experienced
programmers will be gathered together to turn their dreams into realities.



07:30 - 08:15     Check-In

08:15 - 08:45     Opening Ceremony

08:45 - 12:30     Begin Hacking

12:30 - 01:30     Lunch

06:00 - 07:00     Dinner

07:45 - 08:00     Project Submission

08:00 - 08:30     Judging

08:30 - 09:00     Closing ceremony



Internet of Things (Microsoft)
Build a cloud-connected IoT device using MakeyMakey, Microbit, and Raspberry Pi

Build a Chatbot (Microsoft)
Build your first chatbot in less than an hour

Intro to Azure (Microsoft)
Build cloud applications using Microsoft's Azure platform

Introduction to iOS/Android Development (LeanGap)
Learn how to build your first iOS/Android app

Introduction to Web Development (LeanGap)
Learn how to build your first Web app


  • High school student (student ID required)
  • Teams: 1-4 people

Hackathon Sponsors


$14,910 in prizes

1st Place

Apple TVs (4th Generation) + $3000 Leangap scholarships

2nd Place

Amazon Echo Dots (2nd Generation)

3rd Place

Intel Compute Sticks

Best UI/UX

$25 Amazon Vouchers

Most Creative Hack

HYPE Bluetooth Speakers

Best Beginner Hack

Raspberry Pi Zero W Starter Kits

Best Use of Microsoft Tech (2)

Crazyflie 2.0 Nano Drones

Best Hack on .tech Platform

$200 Amazon Voucher (total)

CMU Mentors' Choice

CMU Silicon Valley Campus Tour

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Ly Nguyen

Ly Nguyen
Mountain View High School

Catherine Fang

Catherine Fang
LinkedIn & Carnegie Mellon University

Christine Matheney

Christine Matheney

Judging Criteria

  • Overall Completeness
    What is the current working state of your project at the end of hacking? That is the most emphasized area for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Projects will be ranked using Gavel, an algorithmic comparison judging system developed by HackMIT.
  • Creativity
    How original is the idea? Did you solve any challenges in a creative way?
  • UI/UX
    How friendly is the UI? Is it intuitive and easy to understand?
  • Usefulness
    Does the project solve a solution to a real-world problem?

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