What's a "hackathon"?
A hackathon is essentially a coding competition. You start the day by brainstorming and then creating a project/product. At the end of the day, you submit what you made and the best projects in each category win prizes! The projects can be anything from a Java program to a VR world to an iOS app.
Here are some ideas:
An iOS app that uses a free API to show the weather
A Java program that prints an ASCII painting of your face
A machine learning program that predicts solar flares
A Scratch program that shows a dancing cat
A pong game
A command-line version of chess
A personal portfolio website
We will have two primary categories for judging, each with different prizes awarded for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams or individuals. A panel of non-students mentors will judge each category.
|Beginner||Any participants with less than three months of coding experience||Creativity, Technical Accomplishment, and Implementation||TBA|
|Advanced||Any participants with more than three months of coding experience||Creativity, Technical Accomplishment, and Implementation||TBA|
Additional CategoriesThese are categories that all participants are automatically entered in if they submit a project for the Beginner or Advanced competitions. For each of these categories, there will only be one winner.
|Best User Interface||TBA|
|Greatest Technical Accomplishment||TBA|