Welcome to GunnHacks 7.0!

GunnHacks 7.0 is the seventh iteration of Gunn High School’s annual, student-run hackathon. Join us from February 12-14th for a virtual, 36-hour high school hackathon.

We emphasize learning through doing, and welcome students regardless of programming experience. Mentors, workshops, activities, and swag will be provided!

Register today at gunnhacks.com/register!


High school students from the USA are eligible for prizes.


You may submit a software or hardware hack built entirely during GunnHacks 7.0.

Hackathon Sponsors


$16,696 in prizes

1st Overall

Amazon Echo Dot
Wolfram Award
$500 Bugsee Credits
6 months free of a 1Password Family Account

2nd Overall

Raspberry Pi 4
Wolfram Award
$500 Bugsee Credits

3rd Overall

Gaming Mice
Wolfram Award

4th & 5th Overall (2)

2 months of Discord Nitro Classic
Wolfram Award

Best Solo Hack (2)

3 months of Discord Nitro Classic

Most Creative Hack

$20 Adafruit Gift Certificate

Top 10 Overall (10)

Wolfram Award - a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition + a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

echoAR Sponsored Award

$50 Amazon Gift Card (shared across the team)
Must use echoAR to be eligible for prize.

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Domain.com Backpack

Best Use of Google Cloud

Google Branded Parkland Academy Backpack

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key

Grove Beginner Kits

Best use of DataStax Astra

Blue Snowball Mic

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Amit Virmani

Amit Virmani

Jeff Li

Snehal Khandkar

Snehal Khandkar

Yun Luo

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?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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