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Registration for <hack> Cupertino 2020 is now open!

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<hack> Cupertino is a 13-hour overnight high-school hackathon organized by the Cupertino Teen Commission and Cupertino's Recreation Department. During our opening ceremony, we will present a problem in which teams or individuals will work together to create an app, software, or website which will address the topic.  

Please note that this event is a lock-in, if you leave the premises at any point in the evening you will not be allowed back in. 

What makes this hackathon unique (besides prizes, of course!)? 

Winning teams will have the opportunity to present their projects to the Cupertino City Council during a live, televised meeting for maximum exposure of their success. Teams will also receive a formal commendation from the Cupertino City Council.  

What is the Date/Time Location? 

Quinlan Community Center 
10185 North Stelling Road. 
Cupertino, CA 

When: March 20-21, 2020 
Time: 6 p.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
Check-in Begins: 5:30 p.m. 

Event Overview

Registration Check-In: 5:30 p.m. 
Opening Ceremony Begins: 6 p.m. 
Hacking Begins: 7 p.m. 
Judging Occurs: 8 a.m. 
Event ends: 10:30 a.m. 

Who can participate? 

  • 13-18* years old. 18-year-old guests must be in high school.  

  • To ensure the safety of all guests, all participants must present a 2019-2020 school ID or other proof of grade/age to be allowed into the event. 

How many people can be in my team? Can I work on my own? 

  • You are welcome to work by yourself, but if you choose to be a part of team, please note that teams must be a maximum of 4 people. 

What should I bring to be best prepared for <hack> Cupertino? 

  • School ID or proof that you are enrolled in a middle/high school for the 2019-2020 school year 

  • Signed forms (see 'Forms and Waivers' section below) 

  • Laptop 

  • Chargers and power strips 

  • Sleeping Bag/Blanket & Pillow 

  • Reusable Water Bottle 

  • Toiletries 

  • USB Stick (for your group presentation, if it's not on the cloud) 

  • Medication and any personal items 

  • Food for dietary restrictions - we will only be able to provide vegetarian and non-vegetarian options  

  • Other snacks 

What forms should I complete before coming? 

 1. Hackathon Liability Form

 2. Hackathon Rules

 3. Event ticket (optional, but it will make the check-in process go by quicker!) 

How do I register? 

You may register for the event by navigating to our Eventbrite page.