Calling all young innovators and tech enthusiasts aged 13-18! Join us on March 23, 2024, for a hackathon where you'll have the chance to unleash your creativity, collaborate with fellow hackers, and build something extraordinary!
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What is MateoHacks?

MateoHacks is a full-day in person high school hackathon for building projects, making new connections, and having fun!


There will be plenty of prizes for you and your team to compete for with many categories for you to express your creativity!

Beginner Friendly

It really doesn't matter if you have not coded before, you can definetly have a great experience partaking in workshops and learning along other beginners.


Your time at MateoHacks will shine on your creative and collaborative skills, providing you with an amazing experience that you can learn tons from.


  • Who can participate?

    Any high school and middle school student can participate. If you've graduated from high school, you unfortunately, cannot participate, but feel free to sign up as a mentor or help volunteer on the day.

  • What if I don’t know how to code?

    Students of any skill level can participate in MateoHacks! We will have mentors available to help you with your project throughout the day.

  • When and where is this Hackathon?

    MateoHacks will be hosted at San Mateo High School on March 23, 2024. It will begin at around 8:00AM and end at around 9:00PM. We will release specific details closer to the end of 2023.

  • Does this event cost money?

    No! Thanks to all of our generous sponsors, MateoHacks is free for all participants. All food, swag, and other costs will be covered. If you are interested in helping sponsor this and future events, feel free to look at the sponsor FAQ section.

  • What should I bring?

    Please bring your student ID, laptop, chargers, and a good attitude. Power strips and toiletries are highly recommended but not required. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to supply you with anything specific at a moment’s notice, so please come prepared.

  • 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 you! Additionally, each meal will have vegan, gluten free, and vegetarian options for everyone.

  • Is there a code of conduct?

    We will release a detailed agreement sheet in the near future.

  • I have more questions…

    Feel free to email us at or fill out the contact form.

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