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Largest makerspace to host over 500 hackers

Largest makerspace to host over 500 hackers

Over 500 middle and high school students will gather to showcase and hone programming skills.

The FREE computer programming event School’s Out Hackathon will be held on June 13– 14, 2014.  Although the name is misleading, Hackathon is just another way of getting people together to work on coding for different programs. As an overnight affair, participants will make new friends with whom they’ll learn to collaborate with in order to code for software projects.

Participants do not need to have any prior coding experience to join as they will be given instruction.  Students will learn new skills, attend seminars, and work to together to create innovative programs. In addition, there will be numerous awards including cash prizes.

The event is designed for middle school and high school students who are interested in programming. The free event will include breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Hackathon is generally an overnight event; however, those who simply want to attend the workshops and programming seminars can leave afterward with a parent. It is recommended that participants take their own laptop and possibly a sleeping bag if they plan to spend the night.

Click HERE to register.

Submitted by Sean Walker, COSA Ambassador

Courtesy Photo: Schools Out Hacks