A hackathon is an event that provides an opportunity for participants to form teams and work together to create an awesome computer science project.
Students at Santa Barbara High School, San Marcos, Dos Pueblos, Laguna Blanca, Bishop Diego, and Carpinteria High School who have taken or are currently enrolled in a computer science class may participate.
No. There will be mentors with project ideas who will help form teams and then work with their team to create the project. If you do have a project idea, be ready to share it and form a team to create it! (You can still get help from a mentor if you form a team to work on your own idea.)
The hackathon will be held in the SBHS Computer Science Academy building. When you enter SBHS from Anapamu Street, stay to the left and follow signs to the CS Academy. Parking will be limited, so please carpool or have someone drop you off.
The hackathon will take place on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Check in starts at 7:30 AM and the hackathon will start promptly at 8:00 AM. The hackathon will end at 8:30 PM.
We will provide snacks and a pizza dinner, but you should bring your own lunch.
No. You may bring your own if you would like to, but our Mac and PC labs will be available for use as well.
You may program in any language as long as all members of your group are able to participate using the language your group chooses.
The prize categories are:
Best contribution to community: This project has the largest positive impact.
Best user interface: This project looks good and is easy to use.
Best use of data or algorithms: This project uses data or algorithms in creative ways.