January 27-28, 2024 | Gunn High School.

Major League Hacking 2024 Hackathon Season


I am a hackathon

Make, Build, Create & Learn. Join GunnHaX, the tenth iteration of Gunn’s annual hackathon!

In a hackathon, participants compete in teams to create a programming project within a given time limit. At the end, projects are then rated by a panel of judges, and the winners get prizes! At GunnHaX, the project can be anything, from games to data visualization to AI-powered assistants. GunnHacks welcomes beginner coders—there will be several coding workshops, from basic programming to web development and AI, to help get beginners started. Our experienced staff will also be available to offer technical help and advice. All you need to get started is an idea!

GunnHaX is a 24-hour event, which means participants are given a 24-hour time frame to complete your project. (Of course, most participants sleep a little.) At the end, participants will give a quick presentation and their project will be rated in 4 categories: technical difficulty, practicality, creativity, and user experience. The best projects in each category, as well as overall, will win prizes. The best beginner teams will also win prizes!

GunnHaX is a great opportunity for beginners to learn and become acquainted with coding. It’s a lot of fun, too, with a host of mini-events throughout the night. So whether you’re a programming veteran or someone who has never touched a line of code before, we invite you to join! The registration link is here. (Only PAUSD students are allowed to participate at this time.)

GunnHaX is dedicated to an inclusive experience for all. All hackers are expected to follow MLH's Code of Conduct.



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January 27

1:30 PMDoors open
2:00 PMOpening ceremony
2:30 PMTeam formation
3:00 PMCommence Hacking!
3:15 PMIntro to Code WS
3:15 PMIntro to Unity WS
5:00 PMBasic AI/ML WS
5:00 PMGithub Copilot WS by MLH
6:30 PMDinner
7:00 PMCoding Trivia Kahoot
7:30 PMWeb Development WS
7:30 PMDiscord Bots WS
10:00 PMCow Drawing Competition
10:00 PMMovie Night

January 28

8:00 AMBreakfast
10:00 AMCup Stacking
10:45 AMChess Tourney
12:00 PMLunch
3:00 PMHacking Ends
3:00 PMPresentations & Demos (Judging)
4:00 PMPokemon Battle
5:00 PMAwards & Closing Ceremony
5:30 PMAwards Distribution
6:00 PMCleanup & Doors Close


Top 3 Teams

  • Echo Dot
  • JBL Bluetooth Speaker
  • JBL Wireless Headphones

Category Awards

  • Gaming Mice
  • Power Banks
  • 1TB USB Drives
  • Power Strips

Other Awards

  • Massive Enter Keys
  • Discord Nitro
  • Stylus Pens
  • LED Desk Lamps

Sponsored Awards

  • Free .xyz Domains (For All Participants)
  • Desmos Merchandise
  • WolframAlpha Pro

Mini Event Awards

  • Cow Plush
  • Rubber Duck
  • Chess Pawn Stress Toy
  • Cup Keychain


To sponsor our event, email us at Find our sponsorship prospectus here.

AxureApplied Computing FoundationXYZJane StreetHudson River TradingWolframMLHThink FundCity of Palo Alto