The RiverFit Hackathon is the finale of our exciting summer of code! This unique TWO-DAY event provides an opportunity for kids to show off their mobile app development skills and work on a real-world project to benefit our community.
JULY 25 - 26, 2015
The kids will be “drafted” into teams of three and challenged to build mobile apps that would enhance the RiverFit experience. The Memphis Grizzlies Riverfront Fitness Trail – or, simply, RiverFit – provides six fitness and exercise stations, two sand volleyball courts, and a soccer field at Tom Lee Park along the banks of the Mississippi River.
Hackathon participants - we call them players - will work all day Saturday and will come back on Sunday, to complete their apps. They will be supported by a team of coaches, referees and league commissioners - all volunteers from the Memphis tech community. To keep everyone excited, focused and motivated, CodeCrew is leaning on a fantastic support team. Hip-hop artist Marco Pavé will serve as the event MC. The Memphis Grizzlies Claw Crew will help get everyone pumped during the draft period.
On Sunday, players get to demo their apps to a team of distinguished judges and guests and get a chance to compete for third, second, and first place! In addition to getting this awesome chance to show off their creativity, skills and team spirit, the players will also compete for some serious prizes (who doesn’t like some Beats by Dre?! or a tablet?!). One kid will also get a chance to win the most prestigious award of the event: Most Valuable Player for working hard, trying harder and showing great support for their teammates! What could their prize be?!
The event is open to all Grizzlies Code Campers and students entering Grades 7-9.
Download the Registration Form. Fill out the form and bring it to the event on Saturday!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 901-907-9695.