PioneerHacks III
is a student-run Bay Area hackathon is for anyone with a deep passion for coding is open to all Bay Area students


Saturday(March 7th)

7:00 AM: Check In
8:00 AM: Opening Ceremony
8:30 AM: Hacking Begins/Team Creation
9:00 AM: Brainstorming a Hackathon Idea 101 Workshop
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Machine Learning Workshop
2:00 PM: HackerEarth CEO Guest Speaker
5:00 PM: Cup Stacking Competition
6:00 PM: Raffle
7:00 PM: Dinner
7:00 PM: Submission
7:45 PM: Judging Begins
10:00 PM: Awards Ceremony


Big Sign Background For Location

Our Team

Image of Rohan Gumaste

Rohan Gumaste

Lead Organizer

Image of Janvi Shah

Janvi Shah

Lead Organizer

Image of Akash Praveen

Akash Praveen


Image of Sanya Jain

Sanya Jain


Image of Bhadresh Yadav

Bhadresh Yadav


Image of Alan Xuzhang

Alan Xuzhang


Image of Shashank Venkatramani

Shashank Venkatramani


Image of Ethan Zhang

Ethan Zhang


Image of Manasvi Lodha

Manasvi Lodha


Image of Sahith Thummalapally

Sahith Thummalapally


Image of Diya Parmar

Diya Parmar


Image of Amir Iravani

Amir Iravani


Image of Tanush Goel

Tanush Goel


Image of Hannah Ding

Hannah Ding

Public Relations



Food Sponsors


What is PioneerHacks?

At a hackathon, attendees learn, build, & share their creations over the course of a weekend. PioneerHacks is a great opportunity for beginners and advanced programmers to meet up with friends, enjoy some free food, and have fun programming a project you’re passionate about.

Who is the event open to?

PioneerHacks is open to high schoolers in grades 9-12 across the Bay Area. If you are a college student/company representative and are interested in mentoring, volunteering, or leading a workshop, make sure to email us at [email protected] to let us know, and we’ll get back to you!

What if I don’t know how to code?

No worries! PioneerHacks III is open to programmers of all experience levels - from total beginners to advanced coders. What matters most isn’t your previous experience, but rather your interest in technology and your passion for creating something cool! There will be plenty of mentors and workshops available to help you out with your project.

What are the team requirements?

You can either create a project individually, or with a team of up to 4 members (including yourself). It’s highly encouraged to join a team, as you’ll be able to have more people working to create a more refined product, and will definitely have a lot of fun with your friends with you!

What should I bring?

You should bring a laptop, phone, chargers, a student ID, toiletries, a sleeping bag, and any other accessories that you might need for your project. We’ll provide food, but it’s always a good idea to bring snacks in case you’re feeling hungry!

What if I can’t stay?

If you need to leave for the night, you will be allowed to (with a parent signature) at certain times. However, it is recommended that you stay for the night so that you can work on your project for the full allotted time. Specific timings on when you can leave and enter the building will be listed soon, so check back for updates!

Can I code ahead of time?

No. It is against our rules to code before 7am, March 7th 2020.