Make, Build, Create & Learn. It’s GunnHacks 5.0, Gunn High School's 5th hackathon.

GunnHacks 5.0 is scheduled for February 23rd, 2019 at Gunn High School in Palo Alto. Teams start working on their hacks (at 8:30 AM) after the morning kickoff and continue working till the afternoon (7:00 PM). All submissions MUST be made here on Devpost. Videos are optional.


Any high schoolers can attend GunnHacks. Unfortunately, we cannot allow college students or middle schoolers to attend this time around.


Web, mobile, hardware, you name it—any type of project is welcome. Projects will be judged based on creativity, technical difficulty, polish, and utility by a panel of industry judges.

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$2,272 in prizes

First Place

One year subscription to Wolfram | One Personal Edition and Wolfram Alpha Pro + Amazon Echo Dots

Second Place

DOSS Bluetooth Wireless Portable Speakers

Third Place

REDESS Wireless Bluetooth Beanies

Most Creative Hack

3rd Generation Amazon Echo Dots

Best Video Game


Organizers' Choice

$50 Amazon Gift Cards

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Register on before February 23rd! GunnHacks 5.0 will be held at Henry M. Gunn High School. You can park in the main parking lot and look for signs to the event.


Victor Wang

Victor Wang

Rickard Bruel Gabrielsson

Rickard Bruel Gabrielsson
Stanford University

Vibhu Mittal

Vibhu Mittal
CEO of Edmodo

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount? This is the most important criterion that your hack will be judged upon for the general prizes.
  • Practicality
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?
  • Creativity
    Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Polish
    Is the hack polished? Is it free of bugs, easy-to-use, and if possible, aesthetically pleasing?

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