WHAT IS THE HACKATHON?
The hackathon is an overnight digital creativity competition, with just 16 hours to get from an idea to a prototype. At the end of the Youth Hackathon, you will pitch your app, website or whatever you dreamed up, to a panel of judges and compete for prizes! Hackathons are a great place to learn quickly and create something awesome.
The theme for this year is 'Teach me something'.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The Hackathon is completely free for all registered participants! This is thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, Digital Leadership Academy, Digital Jersey, Prosperity 24/7 and Dominion Fiduciary
WILL THERE BE FOOD?
Absolutely! We'll make sure there is plenty of food, snacks and drinks available at no charge. Friday evening there will be pizza, with a late night snack, and they'll be pastries for breakfast on Saturday. Let us know if you have allergies etc.
DO YOU HAVE A CODE OF CONDUCT?
Yes! Check out the link to the rules page.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Bring yourself, your computer, computer charger, basic toiletries (toothbrush/toothpaste/deodorant), and anything else you need for your hack. You won't be sleeping so no need for PJs and sleeping bags.
THIS IS MY FIRST HACKATHON!
You're more than welcome! We will have staff on hand to welcome you and no matter what your skill level is, you can take part and try and make something amazing.
WHAT AGE STUDENTS CAN ATTEND?
Any young person in school year's 9-13 can attend.
HOW BIG ARE TEAMS AND WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE ONE?
Gather your friends, work on your own, or build a team at the event. No worries about knowing anyone beforehand. The hackathon is great for creating new connections and meeting new people from around the Island. Maximum 4 people per team (teams of 2 seem to work best though, based on previous winners)