Learn More: www.basehacks.org

Why are we here?

We are here to encourage high school students to test and compete with the computer science skills they learned throughout the year!


What are our goals?

​I. Provide a weekend long crash course in entrepreneurship for coders to learn about monetization, marketing, user experience and more. We want to teach skills that will allow programmers to see their ideas as a reality, rather than a dream.

II. Contribute to promoting engineering education and gender/racial diversity.

III.  Advocate entrepreneurship for young, ambitious innovators, hopefully allowing them to create a positive impact on the lives of others



Saturday, June 11 10 am - Checking and Sponsorship Fair
11 am - Keynote Speeches 
11:30 am - Workshops Begin
1 pm - Lunch
5:30 pm - Afternoon Snack

8 pm - Workshops End
8 pm - Dinner
10 pm - Doors Close (teams may choose to stay inside, but may not leave the building after this time)

12 am - Midnight Snack 8 am - Breakfast
9 am - Doors Open
10:30 am - Submissions Due
11:00 am - Pitches
1:00 pm - Award Ceremony
2:00 pm - End


All high schoolers and undergrad college students over thirteen are welcome. Please do not register if you are under thirteen or not in high school or an undergrad.

Hackathon Sponsors


$9,842 in prizes

Best Communicated Pitch

The team that clearly and descriptively communicates the problem, their solution, and why their solution is unique will win Grammarly Premium Accounts.

Best With Wolfram Tech (3)

Best overall projects that utilize Wolfram technology.
This award includes:
2a- one year of Wolfram Development Platform (www.wolfram.com/development-platform), Developer Level. This level includes 10,000 monthly Cloud Credits, 5 GB Cloud Storage, 1000 Wolfram|Alpha API calls monthly, Instant Form development, and customizable URLS
2b- one year of Wolfram Mathematica (https://www.wolfram.com/mathematica/)
2c- one year subscription to our Computational Knowledge Engine, Wolfram|Alpha Pro (www.wolframalpha.com/pro)

Top Teams (11)

Award of one-year subscriptions to Wolfram|Alpha Pro to everyone in the top ten teams (that didn't win the Best With Wolfram Tech Award award).

Best Food Hack

$20 Gift cards to Cuisinett for each member of the team with the best food themed/centered hack.

Most Entrepreneurial Hack

A drone will be given to each member of the team (max 4) with the most entrepreneurial hack: the hack that seems most marketable and easy to scale, and could eventually become a business.

Best With Beacons (2)

The teams with the top 2 beacon hacks will win each win a kit containing 4 beacons.

Particle Prize

A Photon Kit for each member of the team with the best Particle hack.

3rd Place

3D Pens for overall third place winners!

2nd Place

Quadcopters for 2nd place overall!

1st Place

1st place overall wins Kindle Tablets!

Gupshup Prize (3)

The top 3 teams that used GupShup bots will be given this award.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Please register by going to our site www.basehacks.org, or by looking us up on Eventbrite!


Gustav Larsson

Gustav Larsson
Vice Mayor of Sunnyvale

Beerud Sheth

Beerud Sheth
CEO at GupShup

Justin Brezhnev

Justin Brezhnev
CEO at HackerFund

Saravan Rajendran

Saravan Rajendran
VP at Cisco

Anna Koh

Anna Koh
Head of Elite Almaden

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Does this project solve a problem that students face in a novel and useful way?

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