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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Any high school student is eligible to attend.

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

How to enter

Registration and other information is all located at


Dani Arnaout

Dani Arnaout
Forbes 2018, 30 UNDER 30

Allan Zhang

Allan Zhang

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?