Prizes for 2019

First - $ 1,000


Second - $ 750


Third - $ 500



Winners have opportunities to continue work with the city and school district on their submissions post the Hackathon.

Additional prizes and honorable mentions to be determined prior to or during the event.




  • You must be in high school or above, and registered, to participate in the event. This event is open to all Bay Area, not limited to San Ramon citizens. 
  • Employees of San Ramon City, Sponsors, and Organizers may participate in the event but are not eligible for prize money.


  • Entries must be apps or concepts that clearly benefit the communities and solve the challenges presented.
  • App entries may use any publicly available interfaces and devices – mobile, web, PC, SMS, wearable devices or any software platform broadly available to the public.
  • Concept entries should have clear vision and intent, and how they would be achieved technologically.
  • Entries must not be indecent, defamatory, in obvious bad taste, demonstrate a lack of respect for public morals or conduct or adversely affect the reputation of the county or sponsors. Any determination made by the judges under this paragraph is wholly within their discretion and will be final.


  • Teams can be formed before the event, or at the beginning of the event. Each team can have up to 5 team members.
  • Each participating team will have the same amount of time as all of the other competing teams to present to the judges their app/concept during presentation period at the end of the day.


  • Judging criteria is here. Wholly within their discretion, the judges' determination will be final and not open to appeal.

Publicity and Intellectual Property

  • Except where prohibited, participation in the Competition constitutes participants’ consent to Organizers’ and their agents’ use of participants’ name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
  • All entries will be available for others to use. Any original content (that is, content created by teams for the San Ramon Hackathon) is freely available without restriction or is licensed under the Apache Open Source License 2.0.

Have fun

  • This rule is strictly enforced.