St. Charles High School’s 24-hour hackathon is a technology innovation marathon where students across Maryland, DC and Virginia come together to collaborate on new ideas by building mobile, web and hardware projects. HackSCHS invites diverse groups of students to enjoy a weekend of hacking, workshops, tech talks, networking, and other fun activities. At the end of 24 hours, participants’ projects are presented and judged for different prize categories from sponsors and other organizations.
What is a Hackathon?
A hackathon is a creative marathon all about building cool things. Students are encouraged to come with an idea, form teams, and then build out that idea into a product in 24 hours. We want you to take something you love (art, bio-med, engineering, music, sports, technology or anything) and combine it with technology to make something awesome. It’s a great time to push the envelope and learn some new skills.
2. Who Can Participate?
We allow any high school student. College students or interested adults can participate by mentoring event participants. Please contact if interested.
3. What if I can’t code?
This is the perfect opportunity to learn something new! There will be workshops geared towards beginners and mentors to help you throughout the event. We will also have challenges for graphic design.
4. How Much is It?
HackSCHS is FREE! Food, beverages, swag, workspaces, and sleeping areas will be provided. You just have to travel to the event and we will take care of the rest!
5. What if I don’t have an team?
No problem! You can find a team once you arrive. Most hackers arrive without a team. You will often find inspiration for ideas from others during the event.
6. Will food be provided?
Yes, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks will be provided.
7. What else should i know?
Students who are driving may park on the parking lot on the right side of the building near the Gym doors and Pool (Opposite of Tennis court side). Parents may park there as well during the opening ceremony, presentations of projects and the announcements of the winners. Parents should drop off their child at the front door of the school near the flags.