HACKENSACK, N.J. – The hackBCA III event will take place from 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3 at Bergen County Academies High School in Hackensack.
All beginners are welcome. Created and planned solely by students, hackBCA III is the third annual hackathon open to all high school students interested in exploring computer science. Prior programming experience is not needed.
A hackathon is an overnight coding event in which high school teams spend the weekend “hacking” together to create a project, like a game, website or app. Hackathons are a great way to learn more about coding, meet new people and build something cool. The event is free and food will be provided free.
The event is open to students of all levels and beginners are encouraged to come. At hackBCA, workshops and mentors will help attendees get started with the basics of programming.
At the beginning of hackBCA, participants will be able to choose a path. Within each path, they will be able to attend workshops, group sessions and be able to win prizes related to the path. More information about paths will be provided at the event.
The scholarship program brings high schoolers from local underserved communities to the hackathon, covering any travel costs and providing them with a free laptop. By doing this, hackBCA hopes to give students the power to make their ideas a reality. If interested in bringing this program to a school, email contact@hackBCA.com .
Hacks must be submitted by 11:30 a.m. Sunday, but hackers can still work on them after 11:30 a.m. Participants should bring a laptop or desktop, school ID, phone, charging cables and any other necessary hardware. Power strips, personal hygiene products and an extra set of clothes are also recommended. Participants can work individually or with a team – come as a team, or form a team at the event.
Bergen County Academies is at 200 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack.
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