Digitize Hackathon is 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 having specific prize categories for projects relating to our three themes. In doing so we hope to inspire more students to pursue an interest in computer science and while promoting social change.
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 email@example.com. 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 bottle, sleeping bag, pillow, blanket, extra clothes, reusable utensils and water bottles for extra raffle tickets, your imagination!
|10:00 am - 10:45 am||Check-in Begins||Back Entrance|
|11:00 am||Opening Ceremony||Main Stage|
|12:00 pm||Lunch (Form Teams)||Food Area|
|1:00 pm||Hacking Begins!||Everywhere|
|1:30 pm||Workshop #1 : Intro to Java / Object Oriented Programming||Presentation Area|
|2:00 pm||Workshop #2 : Caching/App Development||Presentation Room|
|3:00 pm||Workshop #3 : Intro to HTML/CSS/JS||Presentation Room|
|5:30 pm||Game : Cup Stacking||Upstairs|
|6:00 pm||Workshop #4 : Backend Web Dev||Presentation Room|
|7:00 pm||Dinner & Movie||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 - 9 am||Workshop #5 : Presentation Skills : Pitching a Project||Presentation Room|
|8:50 am||Submissions||Presentation Room|
|9:30 am||Hacking Ends!||Everywhere|
|9:30 am - 12:00 am||Project Pitching||Main Stage|
|12:00 am||Judging||Presentation Room|
|12:30 am - 1 pm||Closing Ceremony + Awards||Main Stage|
Workshop #1 : How to Brainstorm a Successful Project Idea
Workshop #2 : Caching/ App Development
Workshop #3 : Intro to HTML/ CSS/ JS
Workshop #4 : Backend Web Development
Workshop #6 : Presentation Skills + Pitching