Calling all students age 13-20, adult designers, programmers and other
problem-solvers looking for a challenge!
Bring your ideas and join Prince,
#YesWeCode and Qeyno Labs July 3 - 6th at the Essence Festival.
Our focus is to provide an encouraging and electrifying environment where everyone works together to build greats apps centered around education, environmental sustainability, restorative justice, music/entertainment and health/wellness.
At the end of #YesWeCode Hackathon, participants will walk away with a sense of accomplishment, inspired by experiencing what is possible when brilliant people get together to solve problems.
Wait, what is a hackathon?
Hackathons gather together technologists (coders), artist (designers), problem solvers (innovators) and industry/area experts (students, teachers, parents, activist, community leaders, YOU) to build a web or mobile app that can change the world, create a business, or both!
Hmmm, what if I don't know how to code?
While we're calling it a hackathon, we're explicitly welcoming everyone, regardless of their skill or talent. At our hackathon, we are combining professionals, mentors and youth to collaborate on building technological tools that can transform their hoods.
What's the focus?
The focus will be on the following tracks:
What's the schedule like?
Each participant will commit four (4) days to the hackathon. Here is what our days will look like:
Mentor youth passionate about solving some of the most difficult problems facing our society. Share your knowledge on best practices, designs, ideation and other topics that can help them with their ideas.
All mentors will be screened before being selected. Please fill out the following survey form: http://bit.ly/MentorYWCHack
How can I sign up to volunteer?
Thank you for your interest in joining our team. Volunteers will help behind the scenes of the hackathon.
We appreciate your help as we put on a successful and high impact hackathon. Please fill out the following survey form: http://bit.ly/VolunteerYWCHack
Please note that we will not cover travel or lodging expense for the event. If you are a volunteer or mentor who is not local to New Orleans, you will need to make your own travel arrangements as well.
Big Thanks to Our Community Partners:
Qeyno Labs is an inclusive innovation company and leading provider of futuristic learning experiences that create magical opportunity for youth, their families, and their community. Qeyno is the home of Hackathon Academy, our flagship "popup school" that prepares high potential youth in low opportunity settings to become next generation developers, designers, and innovators in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art Design, and Mathematics). Through our labs, Qeyno is mindfully committed to lifting systemic barriers to a child's greatest innovation moments.
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