The easiest way to learn to code.
March 28th - 29th, 2015 // Hackensack, NJ
hackBCA II is one of the biggest high school hackathons in the nation! The purpose of this hackathon is to give high school students an easy way to learn how to code. Experienced hackers can also come and learn about new technologies that they can use. Check out an article about us on NJ.com!
A hackathon is an event in which teams spend the weekend building something awesome (and then demo it). hackBCA is open to anyone, from the absolute beginner to the professional hacker. Check out Dave Fontenot's post on "What is a hackathon?"
There is absolutely nothing wrong with that! Hackathons provide an awesome opportunity for people to learn how to code. Even if you have never programmed before in your life, we will help you get started with the basics of programming and hopefully by the end of the hackathon, you will leave with a working application!
You must submit your hack by 11:00am on Sunday, but can still work on them after 11. We will send an email with more information on Sunday. Please do not start your project before the hackathon begins.
You should bring your laptop (we won't provide computers) and charger, school ID, phone and charger, and power strips (recommended). Food will be provided! This event costs absolutely nothing!
Any students in high school can attend! You do not have to be from the US. If you need help convincing your parents, contact us at [email protected]. You can work individually or with a team. For more information, check out our rules.
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Co-founder and CEO of Genius
Program Manager of High School Education, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
Cofounder of MongoDB
Registration Starts @ The Main Entrance
Opening Ceremony (Kickoff and API Demos) @ The Auditorium
Opening Ceremony Ends and Hacking Begins
Intro to HTML & CSS Workshop by Flatiron School @ The Auditorium
Get Started with iOS Development by MakeSchool @ Room 110
Intro to Machine Learning by Baris Yuksel @ Room 134
Dinner @ The Lower Caf (Chipotle, Kebabs, Thai)
Best Practices to Good App Development by Apple @ Room 110
Intro to Web Development (Flask) @ Room 110
Putting Your Website on the Internet by Yash Gurditta @ Room 134
Intro to iOS Development by MakeSchool @ The Auditorium
Hardware Hacking Essentials by Rick Anderson @ Room 110
Get Started with ActiveFloor by Brett Kuehner @ Room 134
Stacked Overflow Hacker Game @ The Lower Caf
Milk and Cookies @ The Gym
Pizza @ The Lower Caf Sponsored by Rough Draft Ventures
Smash Tournament @ The Lower Caf
Breakfast @ The Gym (Bagels and Pastries)
Projects must be submitted to Challenge Post
Lunch @ The Gym - Sandwiches and Pasta
Demos Begin @ Gym and Upper Caf
Demos End, Final Ceremony @ The Auditorium
Thanks for hacking with us! Remember to check out at Registration desk before leaving