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Middle and high schoolers, what can you make in 12 hours?

October 26, 2019 @ Snapchat HQ in LA

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AngelHacks is a 12-hour hackathon. 100 students from across LA will come for the weekend. You’ll team up (or go solo, if that’s what you prefer) to build an app, game, or website. We’ll provide free meals & drinks. In the evening, judges will pick the best projects to demo for everyone and win prizes. There'll be raffles and giveaways throughout the event as well! You’ll meet people, create amazing new things, & have fun.

Sticker Exchange!
Sticker Exchange!
Students build projects in groups
Students build projects in groups

A place for everyone.

Underrepresented students are systematically discouraged from pursuing tech. Schools in LA have little to no computer science education programs—and students aren't exposed to programming until late high school or college. We're hoping to encourage students of all backgrounds, ages, and location to learn and love programming. No matter who you are, you’re welcome here—and you’ll surprise yourself by what you can accomplish. 💛

Workshops teach intro coding skills
Workshops teach intro coding skills


  • How much does it cost? 💸 Nothing! Registration and attendance are 100% free, with meals, drinks, swag, & workshops included. We'll even have prizes for the top scoring teams/individuals!

  • Who can participate? 🔭 Any current student grades 6–12. If you’re under/over that age, email us & we’ll see what we can do. And if you're interested in mentoring or helping out, hit us up too!

  • Hacking‽ Is that safe? 👨🏿‍💻 No, we’re not “hacking” servers. The word is being constructively redefined for coding—apps, games, websites. It’s safe, supervised, & entirely educational. Now go look somewhere else, RSA.

  • What can I make? 🤖 Anything! A website, app, game, hardware hack, you name it. Judges will rate projects on creativity, technical skill demonstrated, polish, utility, and, last but not least, impact on the community.

  • What if I’m new to coding? 👾 At AngelHacks, complete beginners are not only welcome, but expected! Learn as you go with our intro workshops & mentors.

  • Do I need a team? 👨‍👧‍👧 Nope! You’ll have an opportunity to meet fellow hackers and make teams of up to 4—find some new friends, bring yours, or work alone.

  • What should I bring? 🧳 Plan to bring a student ID, computer (any kind), chargers, anything for your hack (e.g. hardware), and enthusiasm! We'll provide snacks and meals, so you don't have to worry about that!

  • Who runs this? Is it supervised? 👨‍🏫 We’re independently-organized by high schoolers, mostly from Ad Astra Hack Club, sponsored via a nonprofit called Hack Club. It’s fully supervised with 20+ adult mentors & chaperones.


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Judges will look over your project and evaluate it based on certain factors, such as impact, design, and utility.

  • David Liberman

    David Liberman Co-founder of, lead. he/him

  • Daniil Liberman

    Daniil Liberman Co-founder of, lead. he/him

  • Peter Griggs

    Peter Griggs CEO and Founder of DeepAI. he/him

  • Joshua Dahn

    Joshua Dahn Head of Ad Astra School. he/him


AngelHacks is primarily run by the Hack Club at Ad Astra.

  • Claire

    Claire Wang Founder, lead. she/her

  • Kai

    Kai Musk Finance & Outreach, co-lead. he/him

  • Damian

    Damian Musk Marketing, co-lead. he/him

Special thanks

  • Yasper

    Yasper DeJong Local coordinator. he/him

  • Evan

    Evan Nishi Advisor. he/him

  • Neel

    Neel Redkar Tech. he/him

  • Ryan

    Ryan Catullo Outreach. he/him