HocoHacks is Howard County's high school hackathon, where students from various middle and high schools across the county will get the opportunity to collaborate on coding projects and compete for prizes. Whether you want to learn to code, or to flex your coding abilities, HocoHacks brings together coders of all different skill sets to collectively promote the knowledge of code. The 6th annual HocoHacks will take place at Centennial High School in April 2020, exact date TBD!
|8:30-9:00 AM||600s Hallway||Check-In||Participants should register online beforehand|
|9:00 AM||604||Opening Ceremony||Let the games begin|
|9:30 AM||604, 606||Coding Begins||Start work on projects|
|10:00-11:00 AM||605||Java Workshop||For learning Java|
|11:30 AM-12:00 PM||606||Lunch||Free pizza|
|1:30-2:30 PM||605||AppDev Workshop||For learning app development|
|3:30||604, 606||Coding Ends||Judging commences|
|3:30 - 4:30 PM||605||Judging||Who will win?|
|4:30 - 5:00 PM||604||Closing Ceremony||Win some prizes|
A Hackathon is an event that brings novice and experienced coders together in order to create innovative projects involving code.
No, you don't! Even if you aren't able to code beforehand, you can attend workshops to learn some code (Java or AppDev), and still submit a project.
HocoHacks is open to all middle and high school students. However, anyone is welcome to drop by and see what participants are working on.
No problem! Many participants arrive without a team, and you can meet and work with new people. You can also choose to work alone. The limit is 3 people per team.
The topic will be revealed on the day of the hackathon (so as to avoid cheating). For your hack, possibilities are websites, mobile or desktop apps, or even hardware projects.
HocoHacks is free for all participants! We provide food, beverages, workspaces, and "swag" (free stuff).
We recommend that you bring a laptop (and your best thinking mind). Laptops aren't required, but it won't be easy to code on lined paper.
Anyone caught working on past projects will be forced to sit in the corner and wear the dunce hat. Don't give yourself an unfair advantage over your fellow competitors.
Each participant/team must bring his or her own hardware. School computers are off-limits for hackathon use.
The judges are looking for original, innovative, and well-functioning projects. Bonus points for a project with real-world applicability!
All normal Howard County school rules apply.
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