VIRTUAL HACKATHON

Humanity and Social Justice

Hackathon App Challenge

Since 2015 CodeCrew has offered a two day Hackathon aimed at inspiring teamwork and civic engagement for students. Teams are tasked with building a mobile app around a specific topic. Past topics have been, student health, school safety, human trafficking, fitness, civic pride. These broad topics allowed teams to create applications based on what the challenge topic meant to them. In the end, teams had produced a wide range of apps related to the challenge topic.

 

This year's Hackathon will be virtual, and students ages 7-18 can work as a team with up to 4 members or as an individual. In light of current events, our challenge will be based on the theme Humanity and Social Justice. We are asking all participants to reflect on the recents events, Covid-19, racial discrimination, cyber bullying, political engagement, just to highlight a few, and create a mobile app to help navigate, understand, or improve these and other areas that touch on humanity and social justice. The topic is intentionally broad so as to not limit students' creativity.

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INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM

Students can work as individuals or as teams of up to four. No more than four students are allowed to form a team.You can use the following programming languages and platforms:  
 
C, C++, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, Java, and other text programming languages are accepted, as well as “block code” such as AppInventor, Code.org App Studio, and other platforms for PC, web, tablet, robot, mobile, drones, etc.
 
The sky is the limit, unleash your creativity.

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ELIGIBILITY AND

AGE DIVISION

To be eligible to participate in the CodeCrew Virtual Hackathon you must be at least 7 years to 18 years old at the time of app submission.

 

All participants must register as individuals. On your project submission is where you will be asked to list all team members if part of a team. 

Important Dates 

July 26

REGISTRATION OPENS AND START BUILDING YOUR APP

Grab a guardian and sign up! Registration starts

July 26th and ends September 26th.


Registration is $10 USD. Limited scholarships are available. If in need of a scholarship, please email your request to k12team@code-crew.org.

The challenge officially launches. You can begin brain storming and app building. Use the resources provided to learn how to code or build the app for free.

September 26

LAST DAY TO REGISTER

Last day to register! You can register and submit a project up to the last day of the event

September 26

SUBMIT LINK TO

YOUR VIDEO

Deadline for students to submit link to your video is

September 26, 2021 at 12:00 am (Central Daylight Time).

September 27

JUDGING PERIOD BEGINS

Judging will take place from September 27th - October 8th

October 14

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

We will be reaching out by email to the winners in the individual and team categories.

CODECREW APPRECIATES YOU

As we have been breaking digital barriers and creating opportunities for kids, we could not have done it without all of the love and support from the community. As we transform to a digital world, CodeCrew is here to make sure OUR future has the opportunity to learn and grow.