50 Participants and 30 Hours.

November 8-9, 2019 at Mudd Library
3700 Coldwater Canyon Studio City, CA 91604

frequently asked questions

How much does the hackathon cost?
One-hundred percent, free of charge! Food and drinks will be provided for all attendees. Remember to mention dietary restrictions during registration.

Can my team bring things not mentioned under the recommended list?
Be reasonable. Personal items (i.e. items not used for a hackathon project) are allowed without asking beforehand. For extra equipment or hardware needed for the project, email lseklir1@hwemail.com. Generally, we will allow most requests as long as you ask beforehand.

What if I have an unanswered question?
Email any questions you have to lseklir1@hwemail.com or airfan1@hwemail.com and we'll respond at earliest convenience.

What does my team need to bring?
We strongly recommend that every member of your team should bring a laptop, charger, sleeping bag, pillow, a clean change of clothes, and creativity. No school computers will be provided during the event.

Who can attend?
HackHW is open for all Harvard-Westlake students in 9-12th to attend. Prior programming experience or current enrollment in a programming class is not required. 7-8th graders and non Harvard-Westlake students will generally not be allowed to participate.

Are there any rules for the hackathon?
Yes. First, all projects have to be new ideas that have not been worked on previously. Second, have fun!

What is a "hackathon"?
A hackathon is an event where teams of students work together to create technical projects. These events foster teamwork and allow students to demonstrate their technical prowess.

Teams? Should I already have one?
Teams are a group of up to four students collaborating on a project. No teams are neccessary during the time of registration-- meeting and forming teams during the event is one of the best aspects of the hackathon. If you wish to form a team greater than 4 people, contact airfan1@hwemail.com or lseklir1@hwemail.com. Be cognizant that only 4 prizes can be awarded for each placement.

What if I know nothing about programming?
No fear, that is the exact purpose of the hackathon. Every past participant will tell you that learning is the majority of the process. We have provided resources and introductory documentation brought to you by the Harvard-Westlake Computer Science Club.



4:00 pm Registration
4:30 pm Opening Ceremony
5:00 pm Form Teams
5:30 pm Brainstorming Workshop
7:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Web Development Workshop
9:00 pm iOS Development Workshop


1:00 am Activities
7:30 am Breakfast
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Begin Finalizing Projects
4:00 pm Develop Presentations
5:30 pm Present Projects
8:15 pm Dinner
9:15 pm Winners Announced and Closing Ceremony


The following companies are sponsoring this event and are making it a reality.
Remember space is limited, so sign up as soon as possible!


Learning is all a part of the process.
We have provided resources and documentation
for the most frequently used technologies.

More info.
Firebase Javascript Swift