21 Aug 2015

Friday 21 August 2015

Year 13 students William Shen, Menake Ratnayake, Peter Xu, Frasier Cho and Alexander Wilton-Reeves, along with Mr Daniel Dyer Head of Computing, are organising a hackathon called ‘hackEdu’, on Saturday, 19 September, to promote computer science and coding to secondary school students from around Auckland. 

A hackathon is an event where students can learn how to code, create a solution with the guidance of experienced mentors, win prizes and have fun.

This event sets to achieve two goals - firstly, to raise awareness to secondary school students around the Auckland region of the ever-increasing importance of computer science in the modern world, and secondly, to use the power of programming to help solve core civic and social problems such as congestion.

The hackEdu team is grateful for the assistance provided by sponsors PB Tech, Cyclone Computers, Orion Health, Infinity, and St Pierre’s Sushi. Furthermore, we are thankful for the guidance from software company, Propellerhead.

Any Year 9 to 13 student interested in registering for hackEdu may do so on our website www.hackedu.xyz. No programming experience is required to participate and there will be over $1500 worth of prizes available to students of all coding abilities. You may either register as a team of 3, or register as an individual and be put in a team.