TECH CORPS seeking partners for fall student hackathon

TECH CORPS will run a hackathon for 75 Dayton-region high school students this fall.

The hackathon will give students the chance to learn about computer science in a fun and engaging environment that promotes diversity and inclusion. Sinclair Community College will host the event, Friday, Nov. 16, 6-9pm & Saturday, Nov. 17, 9am – 4pm. 

During the hackathon, students will learn to use MIT App Inventor to create and develop a mobile app that tackles a real-world need. Students will work with peers and technology professionals and advocates from the region.

Sinclair Community College will host the 2018 Dayton Regional TECHCORPShack on Friday, Nov. 16, 6pm-9pm and Saturday, Nov. 17, 9am-4pm for high school students in grades 9 through 12.

Winners from Columbus, Dayton and Zanesville will receive a cash prize and go on to a final competition in Columbus on Dec. 8. Each member of the finale-winning team will receive $500.

TECHCORPShack is a TECH CORPS signature program, supported by AT&T. TECH CORPS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring K-12 students have equal access to technology programs, skills and resources that enhance early learning and prepare them for college and career.

TECH CORPS is also seeking other partners to volunteer, promote the event and donate swag. If you’re interested, visit bit.ly/TCHVol2018.

To apply for this event, students should visit bit.ly/TCHack18 by Wednesday, October 10.

For more information about TECH CORPS, visit www.techcorps.org.

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