The Programming Club at Saint Francis High School




About



We’re sfhacks, the programming club at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, California.
We participate in a variety of programming-related events, from hackathons to coding competitions.
Our meetings consist of development workshops, mock programming competitions, and problem-solving sessions.

Our presidents are Rithik Jain and Adishree Ghatare,
and the Board includes Anirudh Natarajan, Maya Chandra, Dylan Phillips, and Surya Jasper.

sfhacks is also affiliated with Hack Club, which helps provide club curriculum and support.




LancerHacks



LancerHacks is a 12-hour student-run high school hackathon hosted by sfhacks.
At the hackathon, students will work in teams on innovative projects and participate in faction-based contests.
Our third annual event will be in 2020 on Saint Francis High School's campus in Mountain View, CA.

Directors: Adishree Ghatare and Rithik Jain
Team: Anirudh Natarajan, Vivian Zhu, Maya Chandra, Kelly Schultz, Sophie Bloyd, Dylan Phillips, Dhruv Jatkar, Krithika Satish, and Kelly Lu

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Projects

Check out some of our outstanding projects!

Drone VR

Drone VR

Drone VR was created at MenloHacks 2016 with the goal of combining drones and virtual reality. The result was a setup where the user can control the drone with a PS3 controller while wearing a Google Cardboard.

DriveSafe

DriveSafe

Teen driving is often an overlooked problem that society faces today. DriveSafe assists with teen driver safety by notifying the driver of high speeds and silencing incoming notifications.

AR Mario Bros

AR Mario Bros

Using the Sarxos Webcam library, this project overlays a game of Mario Bros on top of a picture taken by a laptop webcam. Then, a line-detecting algorithm allows Mario to run on top of obstacles that are in the picture.

3D Rubik's

3D Rubik's Cube

This project uses the Lightweight Java Game Library to render a three-dimensional Rubik's Cube. Players can rotate rows and columns of the cube and manipulate the viewing angle.

Twit4Java

Twit4Java

Twit4Java is a Twitter client written entirely in Java. Currently, it allows users to compose tweets, view their recent Timeline, and glance at complex Profile information on other users

FingerTracker

FingerTracker

Using the OpenCV framework, FingerTracker is a gesture recognizer that can detect how many fingers the user is holding up.

Peer2Peer

Peer2Peer

Peer2Peer connects volunteer tutors to students in need of academic help based on subjects and physical proximity with a rapid, minimalist front-end and a powerful RESTful backend and database.


Awards

sfhacks members have been recognized at a variety of events!

Congressional App Challenge

Congressional App Challenge

Peer2Peer, submitted in 2016 by Arnav Gudibande, Amar Ramachandran, and Anuv Gupta, won 1st in the 18th Congressional District of California and received recognition from Congresswoman Anna Eshoo.
DriveSafe, submitted in 2015 by Andrew Ke, Arnav Gudibande, and Nishan D'Souza, won 2nd in the same district and received recognition from the US Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx.

Harker Programming Invitational

Harker Programming Invitational

At HPI, the team of William Chern, Arnav Gudibande, and Andrew Ke won 1st place in the novice division.

Lockheed Martin CodeQuest

Lockheed Martin CodeQuest

At CodeQuest, the team of Arnav Gudibande, Nishan D'Souza, and Andrew Ke won 2nd place in Advanced and nationally placed in the top 15.

OHacks

OHacks

At OHacks, a hackathon at Oakland Technical High School, the team of Rohan Taori, Abinesh Sarvepalli, Ryan Hoque, and Amog Kamesetty won 1st for Rekt, a collision companion app.

Local Hack Day

Local Hack Day

The team of Shlok, Paras, Kishore, and Sonali won Most Creative Hack for their music synthesizer project.

WWDC 2016

WWDC 2016 Scholarship

Andrew Ke and Arnav Gudibande were student scholars at the 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference.