September - 8th, 2018
NetScout Systems Inc.
178 E Tasman Dr, San Jose, CA 95134
WILL BE UPDATED SHORTLY!
TeenHacks is a charity high school civic hackathon that will gather the innovators of tomorrow and make their ideas for a better community a reality. For 12 hours, learn about new technology, talk to industry professionals, meet up with friends, and make new ones. Participate in workshops, learn from speeches, and work with mentors from companies.The event is completely free! TeenHacks is a high school hackathon in the Bay Area for students by students says the teen founder Zachary Thomas Abraham who is passionate about Teens in Technology. We will have free food, swag, goodies, and more! Our goal is to support diversity, innovation, and technology among high school students. We have also partnered with , a non-profit 501( c) (3) organization to raise sponsor donations for education for college students internationally. Shooting Stars foundation mobilizes school students across U.S to enable college education around the globe!(Read More)
Teen students are welcome
Students ages 12-18 can come, regardless of experience and there's no entry fee.
What to expect?
It's a 12 hour hackathon where you'll meet mentors from different companies, participate in workshops and learn something new. We'll be providing food and snacks to keep you motivated during the 12-hour hackathon. If you are passionate about helping your community and leverage technology to improve the way our community, society, and government function come join us! Your work will unite different walks of society and enable users to take civic responsibility into their hands. For example, tackle issues like preventing california wild fires or school shooting, voter turnout or develop tools to aid grassroots campaigns. Join your fellow teen designers, coders, students and more! This Hackathon is focused on civic tech and making community services better. We hack/build and learn together during this one day Hackathon.
- Contribute to the betterment of your community. Some ideas here
- Build your portfolio of work or work on someone else's cool project
- Meet new people
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is a 12-hour programming marathon where your ideas come to life. Over the course of the weekend, students from all backgrounds and all skill levels collaborate in teams of up to four to something awesome. All participants must abide by the Code of Conduct.
What if I don't know how to code?
No worries! s is the perfect time to learn how to code and all students, regardless of skill level and experience, are welcome. There will be plenty of mentors on hand glad to answer any and all questions and workshops specifically designed for those with no prior experience. Stay tuned for more information about workshops!
Do I have to be in high school?
Yes, current high school students will be able to attend. We accept students 12-18 with some familiarity with coding in grades 7th and 8th. College students are welcome to help out as mentors!
What if I don't have a team or an idea?
No worries! It is not uncommon for people to come into the hackathon without an already-formed group, but we'll make sure you're matched with the right people! We will have a team formation and ideation session the first night so everyone can find the perfect team and come up with awesome ideas, so don't you worry first-time hackers!
How big can teams be?
Teams can be up to four people. While you may work as an individual, we highly encourage collaborating with others. If you don't have a team or need help finding one, make sure not to miss our team formation and ideation session on Saturday.
What should I bring?
Attendees should bring a valid student ID or some other form of identification, as well as a signed and completed waiver. Bring laptops and chargers, along with any other technology that you may want to use!
How much does it cost to attend?
Nothing! Just bring your beautiful self and ideas and we will provide you with the food, WiFi, workspace, and swag!
How can I apply?
click here to apply!
What is the schedule like?
The event is from 9am to 9pm on September 8,2018. The day-of schedule is posted below!
Saturday - September 8th
|9:00 AM||Attendee Check-In|
|9:30 AM||Opening Ceremony|
|10:00 AM||Hacking Begins!|
|12:00 PM||Workshops Begin|
|7:00 PM||Hacking Ends & Submissions due!|
|8:30 PM||Closing Ceremony|
|9:00 PM||End of Hackathon|
*Subject to change.