What is Lancerhacks?
LancerHacks V is the fifth annual twelve-hour hackathon organized by sfhacks, the student-led programming club at Saint Francis High School. In partnership with the school, LancerHacks will take place in person on Saturday, March 5, 2022, and will host approximately 200 students from local high schools.
Drawing from the strength of our school’s mission to “educate hearts and minds to serve the world,” the theme of LancerHacks IV is “Doodle The Future.” We encourage attendees to draw inspiration from the primary nature of scientific and technological development. Feel free to interpret the prompt however you want — get creative!
Supplementing the main project-development element of the hackathon through a variety of challenges and events, LancerHacks will continue to emphasize collaboration among attendees, mentorship by peers and industry experts, attendance at speaker sessions and workshops, and expanding the traditional understanding of computer science and its various daily-life applications.
We encourage interested students with all levels of expertise to attend the event to experience how the power of computer science can be leveraged in numerous fields and how this potential is enhanced when one applies a creative and personal touch. The underlying message of LancerHacks is that computer science is for everyone: it is not just for one type of person; it requires a variety of perspectives, an ability to think outside of the box, and a level of social awareness to identify communities that have the potential to improve in the field of computer science.
March 5, 2022
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is an event at which programmers of all skill levels can come together and create. They are perfect opportunities to experiment and learn.
Do I need any prior experience in computer science?
Nope! Hackathons are a great place to learn and gain experience; we have plenty of workshops and mentors.
Who can attend?
Anyone currently in high school or 8th grade.
Will there be prizes?
Yes, there will be prizes!
Do I need a team?
No, but we strongly encourage collaboration, so if you don’t have a team, let us know on the RSVP form and we’ll help you find one.
When/where is it?
Please check the schedule for the most up-to-date information, but for now it is taking place on Saturday, March 5, 2022, 7:30 am - 10:00 pm at the Saint Francis Campus. All attendees will be sent an invitation to join.
Is it free?
Yes! Admission, swag, workshops -- everything is free.
How big are the teams?
Up to four people.
Do I have to stay for the whole event?
No. We understand that everyone has busy schedules and may not be able to stay for the entire event. Contact us to make arrangements.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have.
Doodle the Future
About Saint Francis High School
Founded in 1955 by the Brothers of Holy Cross at the invitation of the Archbishop of San Francisco, Saint Francis High School is a leading coeducational, diverse, Catholic, college preparatory school focused on educating the whole person. With a proven reputation for excellence in academics, athletics, activities and the arts, over 100 faculty members prepare approximately 1700 Saint Francis students for the rigors of college and the challenges of global citizenship in the enduring Holy Cross tradition. Graduating students attend the finest colleges and universities in the nation with 97% of the 2017 graduates admitted to a four-year university and 100% attending college. Saint Francis High School is located in Mountain View, Calif., approximately 35 miles south of San Francisco. For more information, visit http://www.sfhs.com.
Saint Francis High School, sponsored by the Brothers of Holy Cross, admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin. The school does not discriminate based on disability if the student is otherwise qualified and can, with reasonable accommodations, meet the graduation requirements of the school.
Medha is a sophmore at Saint Francis. She loves math way too much and likes to hang out with Mrs. Vollucci.
Pranav is a junior at Saint Francis. He likes CADing, robotics, and spamming people's emails.
LancerHacks is organized by sfhacks, the SFHS Programming Club, run by a team of enthusiastic, motivated, and dedicated students.