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What is a Hackathon?
An opportunity for students from various backgrounds to collaborate and utilize technology in proposing solutions to real world problems. The creations can range mobile apps to games and even hardware based innovations.
How it works: Start by identifying a global issue. Then formulate an idea that could be the solution. Test and develop your idea using a variety of skills and knowledge on your team. End result: pitch your idea and convince the judges that it will work.
Donation: For each person that attends the event, at least two dollars will be donated to Doctors Without Borders, an international humanitarian medical non-governmental organisation best known for its projects in conflict zones and in countries affected by endemic diseases.
Beginner Friendly: No prior experience is necessary to attend and compete. Speakers and workshops from organizations that could be potentially useful to participants will be featured throughout a full day.
Our Theme: Disaster Relief and Response!
Pandemics, Forest Fires, Oil Spills, Earthquakes and more; if its disastrous and seemingly came out of nowhere, then it counts. No matter the issue, new, innovative technology solutions are needed to help organize relief, gather data, plan a response, prevent future disasters and more. The devastation that ensues as a direct result of these disasters is more apparent now than ever. We hope that this hackathon will inspire novel and groundbreaking solutions to such world issues.
Why should you join?
To Gain Technical Skills
Learn from peers, professionals, and experts about technology utilized in solving real world problems.
To Connect with the Community
Network with other game changers who want to build a better world. Interact with professionals who want you to succeed.
To Win Awards
Each member of the winning team receives the prize! All these prizes provide you with the equipment to keep exploring and creating.
Raspberry Pi Basic Kit
Super Starter Kit for Arduino
Workshops and Activities
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~What ages are allowed?
Participants must be high school students or middle school students.
~How much does it cost?
This event is completely FREE of charge for all attendees.
~Do I need to stay up all night?
There's no requirement as to how you and your team organize your workflow! However, we will plan activities and potentially workshops during the night for those who do plan to stay up!
~Do I need to come with a team?
No! In fact, the first part of the event will be primarily ice-breakers and networking in order to find others who you work well with. Following these introductions, participants with ideas will be encouraged to pitch their projects in order that teams can be formed.
~What if I'm new to coding?
All skill levels of programmers are welcome, and complete beginners are not only welcome, but expected! Learn as you go with our intro workshops & mentors. Furthermore, projects have many critical facets, including graphic design, presentation, research, and in some instances engineering. Even with a limited understanding of computer programming, one can contribute immensely to the impact and success of a project!
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