Youth Hackathon

West Sacramento, Ca.

11/03/2017

Less than 60 days away!

Mentors & Speakers

150 Spots

Hackathon Weekend Schedule  

Day 1- Friday

3:30 pm doors open / 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Two tracks will be available)

  • Track 1- 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
    • Coding with Python Part 1 (participants must take part 1 and part 2)
    • Visual Web Programming with Bubble
    • Into to UNIX
    • Graphic Design using Inkscape
    • Introduction to Electronics and Electricity
  • Track 2 – 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
    • Coding with Python Part 2 (participants must take part 1 and part 2)
    • Visual Web Programming with Bubble
    • Into to UNIX
    • Graphic Design using GIMP
    • Introduction to Electronics and Electricity
    • Building a Birdhouse

 

Program ends at 7:45 pm. All Youth need to be picked up no later than 8 pm. 

Day 2 – Saturday 

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Breakfast 8:00 am – 8:45 am

  • Track 3 –  9:00 am – 10:30 am
    • Coding with Python Part 1 (participants must take part 1 and part 2)
    • 3D Modeling Part 1
    • Arduino Part 1
    • Python Class part 1 (participants must take part 1 and part 2)
    • How to Make a Website
    • Hardware Animations using JavaScript
    • Introduction to Electronics and Electricity
    • Effective Presentations ( 2 workshops during this time frame)
  • Track 4 – 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
    • Coding with Python Part 2 (participants must take part 1 and part 2)
    • 3D Modeling Part 2
    • Arduino Part 2
    • Python Class part 2 (participants must take part 1 and part 2)
    • Build a Website
    • Hardware Animations using JavaScript
    • Introduction to Electronics and Electricity
    • Effective Presentations
    • Arduino 101

Lunch 12: 30 – 1:00 pm

 

  • Track 5 – 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
    • Introduction to Electronics
    • Graphic Design using Inkscape
    • Effective Presentations
    • Product Design Applied

 

  • Track 6 – 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    • 3D Modeling Part 3
    • Arduino Part 3
    • Robot Programming
    • Visual Web Programming using Bubble
    • Build a Website
    • Graphic Design using GIMP
    • Introduction to Electronics and Electricity

 

  • Closing Program Activities/ Light Snack  4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Program starts at 8:00 am please don’t drop your child off prior to 8am.

Program ends at 4:45 pm.  All Youth need to be picked up no later than 5pm. 

Day 3 – Sunday

8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Breakfast 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

  • 8:30 am – 1:30 pm Project Time
  • 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm  Presentations
  • 5:00 pm  – 6:00 pm Awards Ceremony 

Program ends at 6:00 pm. Community Center closes at 6pm

Open Demos:

It should go without mention that every student will arrive at the Community Center on time and ready to go at the start of every day. Regardless, at the beginning of each day, some sort of technical demonstration is planned. This will give an opportunity to showcase some of the applications of the skills students will be developing. Also, the demonstrations will give a chance for those individuals who have run into some unforeseen circumstance more time to arrive.

Workshops:

Friday and Saturday are Workshop/Class Days. There are 6 Workshop Slots, each 90 minutes long, that will focus on some technical or computer related subject. Sample Classes: Presentations with Google Docs, 3D modeling with SketchUp, Scratch Programming, and more!

Team Forming/Mentors:

Sunday is the project day. Students will pick(or be assigned) projects based off the classes on Friday and Saturday. Ideally, Mentors would be assigned to each student team to provide guidance and direction toward the project goal.