Volunteer roles open for Dayton TECH CORPS Hackathon

Registration is live for students and volunteers to participate in the hackathon TECH CORPS will run 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 and 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.

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. 

There are three volunteer roles available for adults who want to support and participate in the hackathon:

  1. Judge — Judges will view and assess presentations and provide feedback based on a predetermined rubric including creativity, students’ ability to explain, and real-world application. Judges should have technical expertise in programming or app development & be available Saturday, Nov. 17 from 1:30-4pm.
  2. Tech Mentor — Mentors will provide support for five-student teams. Mentors should have energy and enjoy working with teenagers and be available Friday. Nov. 16, 6-9pm and Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9am-4pm. Dinner Friday and lunch Saturday will be provided.
  3. Logistics Volunteer — Logistics volunteers assist with setup and breakdown of the event, registration, etc. Shifts are available Friday from 5-7pm and 8-9:30pm and Saturday from 8-9:30am, 11am-12:30pm, and 2:30-4:30pm.

To volunteer, visitbit.ly/TCHVol2018 by Wednesday, Oct. 10

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.

To apply for this event, students should visit bit.ly/TCHack18 by Wednesday, Oct. 10. Students will be notified of selection by Wednesday, Oct. 24.

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

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