Virtual Hackathon Based in the Bay Area Open to Students Everywhere

Registration Opens April 6, Coding Begins April 21

About The Event

About The Event

Silicon Valley hacks is a five day virtual hackathon (coding competition) open to all students. The event offers awards and cash prizes to winning projects in a variety of categories. During the event, mentors are available to help participants with their projects.


It's virtual so everywhere, but mentors, organizers, and judges are based in the Bay Area.


Registration Now Open
Competition April 21 - 26
Judging April 26 - 27

Event Judges

Some of this year's judges

Speaker 1

Steve Chen

Co-founder, YouTube

Speaker 3

Joon Yun

President & Managing Partner, Palo Alto Investors

Speaker 4

Kathleen Poston

Associate Professor, Stanford Medicine

Speaker 2

Amy Bearman

Applied Research Scientist, Facebook

Speaker 3

Vincent Borelli

Founder & CEO, Synchronous

Speaker 2

Eric Hanson

Head of Product, Uber self-driving cars


Registration Now Open

Event Schedule

Schedule of Events

All times in PST.

Registration Opens

Register for the hackathon on DevPost.

Coding Begins

Start working on your projects.

EchoAR Workshop

Build a Cloud-Connected AR/VR App in 15 Minutes or Less on Google Meet

Project Submissions Due

Submit a description of your project and an optional video on DevPost.

Winners Announced

Winners will be posted and prizes awarded.

Event Mentors

Some of this year's Mentors ready to help you with your project. Request Help

Speaker 2

Sophia Longo

Bioengineering Undergrad, Stanford

Speaker 1

Brooke Swain

CS Undergrad, Stanford

Speaker 3

Alex Krantz

Team 100 Computer Vision Lead, Woodside


Awards and Prizes

For information on judging criteria visit DevPost

  • Award goes to the best overall project. Winner receives a $500 cash prize.

  • Award goes to the second and third place hacks. Second place receives a $300 cash prize and third a $150 cash prize.

  • Award goes to the best project in the health care field. Winner receives a $150 cash prize.

  • Award goes to the best project in the education field. Winner receives a $150 cash prize.

  • Award goes to the best project in the climate field. Winner receives a $100 cash prize.

  • Winner receives a $50 Apple gift card, 1-month free Business Tier access, and a feature in echoAR's newsletter (sent to investors and AR/VR ecosystem). Winner MUST use the echoAR platform as part of their project to be eligible for a reward.

  • Award goes to a less complex project but with a strong vision and creative execution. Winner receives a cash prize $50 and Apple Gift card.

  • Award goes to the best animation/game/program made in Scratch. Winner receives an Apple gift card.

  • Five projects that did not win any of the awards above will receive an honorable mention and an Apple gift card.


Registration Now Open

Contact Us

Please contact event host and organizer, Daniel Longo.

Share questions, concerns, or inquiries.

Speaker 3

Daniel Longo

Lead Organizer, Silicon Valley Hacks