This weekend (November 10-11), McDonogh will welcome high school students from across the Baltimore region to join McDonogh upper schoolers for the school’s first-ever hackathon. McDonogh Hacks will take place in the newly opened Fader Innovation Center and there is still time to register.
So, what is a hackathon? According to the experts, it is an event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming. McDonogh Hacks will include beginner to advanced workshops, and teams will compete to win prizes.
McDonogh Hacks is part of the Fader Innovation Challenge, an innovation and entrepreneurial program designed to bring together students from McDonogh and the Baltimore region to identify and design solutions to human problems. McDonogh Hacks believes that diverse perspectives are necessary for the development of high-impact innovation. Students will be placed on teams and will be judged by experts in the field, including the Director of Emerging Technologies at Mind Over Machines; Chief Technology Officer of DataBank; the CEO of TechSlice and Operations at CantonGroup; and a Senior Software Engineer at Under Armour.
McDonogh Hacks is offered at no cost to participants and bus transportation is available from community stops in Baltimore City. All students are urged to apply, particularly those for whom financial resources would otherwise prevent participation in such a program. The event runs non-stop from Saturday, November 10 at 1:00 p.m. to Sunday, November 11 at 3:00 p.m. To learn more about McDonogh Hacks and to register, click here.