Digitize is a hackathon for high school students in the Bay Area, taking place overnight. Our goal is to educate students about computer science and programming by providing them with workshops and mentors, so by the end of the hackathon, each team will have a project to present in front of our judging panel.
A hackathon is a 24 hour period of time for students to develop unique computer science projects from scratch. Groups of up to a max of three students work together to bring their ideas to life with the help of professional mentors.
Unlike other hackathons, Digitize is determined to promote social good through technology and computer science. We intend to accomplish this goal by encouraging our attendees to create projects that address social injustices or global issues. For instance, at Digitize we have specific categories of awards ranging from social inequality, environmental conservation, world hunger, poverty, mental illness, water access, etc.
No, you will have the chance to meet new people who you can choose to work with during the hackathon. Additionally, you can brainstorm ideas for projects once you arrive, and find a team with up to two other people.
We are always looking for speakers, mentors, workshop leaders, and sponsors. If you would like to help us out please go to check out the “Help us" section at the bottom of the page or click here
Yes, but you will need to inform us a week before by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In this email, you should state the name of the parent/guardian who is picking you up and at what time you will be leaving. Additionally you will need to check out with a supervisor at the hackathon
Laptop, snacks (though there will be snacks provided too), water, sleeping bag, pillow, blanket, extra clothes, your imagination!
|10:00 am||Check-in Begins||Back Entrance|
|11:00 am||Opening Ceremony||Main Stage|
|12:00 pm||Lunch||Food Area|
|1:00 pm||Hacking Begins!||Everywhere|
|1:30 pm||Workshop #1 : How to Brainstorm a Successful Project Idea||Presentation Area|
|2:00 pm||Workshop #2 : Python for Machine Learning||Presentation Room|
|3:00 pm||Workshop #3 : Android App Development||Presentation Room|
|5:30 pm||Game : Cup Stacking||Upstairs|
|6:00 pm||Workshop #4 : HTML/CSS Web Development||Presentation Room|
|7:00 pm||Dinner||Food Area|
|12:00 am||Midnight Snack||Food Area|
|1:00 am||Super Smash Bros Brawl Wii Tournament||Presentation Room|
|7:00 am||Breakfast||Food Area|
|8:30 am - 10:00 am||Submissions||Everywhere|
|8:30 pm||Workshop #5 : Presentation Skills : Pitching a Project||Presentation Room|
|10:00 am||Hacking Ends!||Everywhere|
|10:00 am - 11:00 am||Project Pitching||Main Stage|
|11:00 am - 11:30 am||Judging||Presentation Room|
|11:45 am - 1:00 pm||Closing Ceremony + Awards||Main Stage|
Workshop #1 : How to Brainstorm a Successful Project Idea
Workshop #2 : Python for Machine Learning
Workshop #3 : Android App Development
Workshop #4 : Video Game Design
Workshop #5: HTML/CSS Web Development
Workshop #6 : Presentation Skills + Pitching