Create amazing tech projects that solve important problems in our society, while learning new skills and having fun.

MatadorHacks is a hackathon for high school students in the Bay Area organized by Monta Vista students. It will be held at Hacker Dojo (3350 Thomas Road Suite 150, Santa Clara) on April 6-7, 2019. MatadorHacks provides students with food, mentors, workshops, prizes, activities, and more for free. Whether you're a beginner at coding or a hackathon veteran, this is an event that you can't miss! By attending, you will have the chance to win more than $80,000 in prizes.

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Prizes

$82,000 in prizes

1st Place

- $25,000 in benefits (mentors, co-working spaces, classes, credits, and more) for the winning team
- Paid & unpaid internship opportunities with FutureHack and EXLskills for each team member (interview required)
- Automatic acceptance into Thrive5 accelerator program for the winning team
- Free startup incorporation for the winning team
- Sketch license for each team member
- $500 in Bugsee credits for the winning team
- Wolfram|One Personal Edition and Wolfram|Alpha Pro for each member
- Priority selection and 33% off for FutureHack Global Innovators Bootcamp @ MIT for each team member
- Power bank for each team member

2nd Place

- $15,000 in benefits (mentors, co-working spaces, classes, credits, and more) for the winning team
- Paid internship interview with Audiomack for each team member
- $300 in Bugsee credits for the winning team
- Wolfram|One Personal Edition and Wolfram|Alpha Pro for each member
- Priority selection and 20% off for FutureHack Global Innovators Bootcamp @ MIT for each team member
- Power bank for each team member

3rd Place

- $15,000 in benefits (mentors, co-working spaces, classes, credits, and more) for the winning team
- $200 in Bugsee credits for the winning team
- Wolfram|One Personal Edition and Wolfram|Alpha Pro for each member
- Power bank for each team member

4th - 10th Place (7)

- $2,500 in benefits (mentors, co-working spaces, classes, credits, and more)
- Wolfram|One Personal Edition and Wolfram|Alpha Pro for each member

Best Beginner Hack

- Pair of GUNNAR Intercept Gaming/Computer glasses for each member
- Glasses case & lense wipes for each member
- GUNNAR flat-brim hat for each member
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To qualify for this prize, ALL your team must be first time hackathon attendees.

Best Web App

- $100 Amazon gift voucher
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To qualify for this prize, your project must be a web app.

Best Game

- Intel Edison Kit for Arduino for each team member
- 2 Grove Starter Kit Plus Intel IoT Edition for the winning team
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To qualify for this prize, your project must be a game.

Best Mobile App

- Intel Edison Kit for Arduino for each team member
- 2 Grove Starter Kit Plus Intel IoT Edition for the winning team
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To qualify for this prize, your project must be an application built to run on a mobile device.

Eligibility

Any high school student is eligible to attend.

In college but want to attend? Email team@matadorhacks.com to see if you are eligible to become a mentor.

How to enter

Registration and other information is all located at matadorhacks.com

Judges

Dani Arnaout

Dani Arnaout
Forbes 2018, 30 UNDER 30

Allan Zhang

Allan Zhang
Google

Wesley Budziwojski

Wesley Budziwojski
Yahoo Inc.

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Is your project original? Is it something that's never been done before? Did you use a creative approach to solve the problem?
  • Difficulty
    Did your project use advanced algorithms and technologies? Did you build create your project from scratch? Was your project hardcoded?
  • Impact
    How impactful is your project? How many lives can your project change, and to what degree?