Major League Hacking 2022 Hackathon Season
About MenloHacks

Welcome Back Hackers.

We are back again with virtual MenloHacks VI, one of the most popular in-person hackathon in the Bay Area. Started in 2016, MenloHacks VI is the latest iteration of the MenloHacks 24-hour hackathon. Every year, more than 250 high school students come together to produce a wide array of amazing projects using the simple power of coding. Over the years, MenloHacks has always included top-notch support, workshops, and food. Our judges have included Former Apple SVP of iOS Scott Forstall and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki.

Check out past projects that won for MenloHacks 5.1!

Past Projects





Submissions in the Human health track will aim to solve problems in areas such as healthcare, medicine, athletics, and much more that will help further our understanding of and/or provide solutions for health-related issues. The purpose of the Education track is to focus on how to improve the reach of education to students around the world, from students old to young. Especially as distance learning and online education become more popular, we look forward to seeing submissions that aim to innovate our current educational systems, such as how we approach equity in education, how we can make remote learning more interactive, and how we can address the disparity in access to educational resources. Sustainability looks to protect our natural environment, human and ecological health while driving innovation. Projects in this tract seek to focus on how to make our lives more sustainable. Topics include (but are not limited to): ethical consumption, green technology, smart cities, climate change, and more!


  • InterSystems FHIR Accelerator Service: FHIR Endpoint, API Keys, and Curated Datasets for rapid development
  • HCUP: Multiple databases from hospitals
  • Machine learning with healthcare data
  • Wide ranging healthcare datasets for the United States
  • FitBit: APIs and details on how to develop an app to pair with FitBit devices
  • Google Cloud: Covid-19 Public Datasets
  • OpenNeuro: Open platform for medical imaging data
  • SEER: National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results
  • WHO: Health-related datasets on member countries
  • Coursera: Online courses on a myriad of topics
  • Duolingo: Online resource for learning new languages
  • EdX: Online courses, including lessons from colleges and universities
  • Google Classroom API: Tools for teachers to facilitate digital learning
  • Khan Academy: Videos and lessons on a variety of topics, including math, science, and grammar
  • quizlet: Interactive flashcards
  • Scratch: Block-based coding for computer science education
  • Typeracer: Fun game to improve typing speed and accuracy
  • Amazon Systainability: Publicly available datasets on sustainability
  • City Bike API: Bike sharing data
  • Hundreds of datasets related to sustainability and its benefits
  • Envirofacts: API to access EPA environmental data in U.S. EPA databases
  • EPA: Data repositories from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Google Sustainability: Data sources and modeling capabilities
  • Microsoft: Open source tools and API to support sustainability and environmental science
  • OECD: Datasets on environmental data and sustainability
  • Planet OS: Data catalog of weather, climate, and environmental data

Our Timetable


Skeletal Schedule - subject to change


10:00 AM

Opening Ceremony

11:00 AM

Team Creation Session

12:00 PM

Hacking Begins!

12:00 PM

Movie Night 🍿

8:00 PM

Hacking Ends!

12:00 PM

Judging Time

12:30 PM


1:30 PM

Closing Ceremony 🎉

2:00 PM

2022 Prize List


Not finalized list - subject to change

First Place


Second Place


Third Place


Best AI or ML


Best AR or VR


Best All-Girls Team


Best Hardware


Best Software


Track: Best Education


Track: Best Health


Track: Best Sustainability


Puzzle Winner


FAQ Section


What is a hackathon?

MenloHacks is a weekend-long event where hundreds of students from around the world work together to create or "hack" innovative new software and/or hardware projects.

What are tracks?

There are three tracks, or impact areas, that we’ve developed to specifically hack in: health, education, and sustainability. The top project in each track will be awarded a prize.

How much coding experience do I need?

None at all. We'll be hosting beginner workshops where you start learning programming and everything you want to build. There will also be beginner prizes available.

Are you required to do a track project?

No! However, we strongly encourage those who are interested in one of the three tracks to work on them.

Who can attend?

Anyone currently in high school is eligible to apply.

Do you have to submit a project if I attend?

You can attend all our events without submitting a project, but you must submit one to receive swag or a prize!

How much does the event cost?

A sum total of $0.00. Our goal is to let you hack worry free.

What should I bring?

All you need is your computer and Discord (where the virtual hackathon will be taking place) installed. It's as simple as that.

How do teams work?

Your team can have up to 4 people. You can select teammates when you register, or you can form them during the actual event!

How do I find a team?

We'll have team formation events geared towards helping you find people to work with. Obviously, if you have friends going to the event, you are welcome to just team up with them; however, it is often more fun to code with new people.

Is there a code of conduct?

Yes, there is. Nothing too out of the ordinary though. Generally, be nice to others. If you want the full guide, we are using the MLH code of conduct which can be found here.

Where can I ask for more questions?

For more information or questions, please contact