LingHacks I

April 7 - 8, 2018

42 Silicon Valley, Fremont, CA

What is LingHacks?

LingCon and LingHacks, both projects of Hack+, comprise California's first computational linguistics-themed conference and hackathon (24-hour coding event) series for high schoolers. Our goal is to expose students of all backgrounds to the field of natural language processing and inspire students to pursue computer science in their careers. ​LingHacks is a 24-hour invention competition where you come together with a team and build a software project that integrates computational linguistics and solves a scientific or social problem.

Is there a code of conduct?

Yes. You are subject to the MLH Code of Conduct.

When, where, and how much?

LingHacks happened from April 7th to 8th, 2018 at 42 US (6600 Dumbarton Circle, Fremont, CA) and was open to high school students at or over age 13. Thanks to our sponsors, LingHacks was completely free!

Prerequisites and team rules?

There is no linguistics or programming experience required! We have designed workshops and will have mentors onsite to help you gain skills in programming, computational linguistics, and research.

Teams can be between 1 and 4 people, and you don't need to have a team or an idea beforehand--we'll have ideation and team-forming sessions!

Got another question?

Contact with any questions or concerns! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates!


Day 1: April 7th, 2018

9:00 am Check-in Begins

10:00 am Opening Ceremony

10:15 am Team Formation & Ideation

10:30 am Timer Starts

11:00 am Workshop: Solving a Comp-Ling Problem

Presenter: Michelle Parsons

11:30 am Workshop: Intro to Python

Presenter: Karina Halevy

12:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Workshop: Intro to NLP

Presenter: Professor Foaad Khosmood (Cal Poly SLO)

4:00 pm Snacks

5:00 pm Workshop: All Things Front-End

Presenter: Eileen Pan

6:30 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Workshop: Intro to Deep Learning

Presenter: Karina Halevy

9:00 pm !Light by MLH

Day 2: April 8th, 2018

12:00 am Midnight Snack

​7:30 am Breakfast

9:30 am Final Submissions Due on Devpost

10:30 am Presentations & Judging

11:30 am Prizes & Closing Ceremony

​12:00 pm End of Hackathon


Founder & Executive Director

Operations Director

Sarah Chang

Outreach Director

Operations Team

Outreach Team

Sponsorship Team

Outreach Team

Outreach Team