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Workspace Academy

16 Trowbridge Dr

Bethel, CT 06801

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Build.iT is much more than just a hackathon. A key hallmark of Workspace Education is our focus on developing the entrepreneurial spirit in our kids. The Build.iT hackathon will focus on entrepreneurial product development. Students form teams of 3 or 4 and designate traditional startup roles. These newly formed startups will then identify a problem/inefficiency related to the theme we provide. Teams will brainstorm solutions and choose one to pursue from conception to reality.

Workspace Education boasts a state of the art facility complete with Prusa 3D printers, 3D modeling software, Rabbit Laser Cutter, full animation studio and software, professional grade recording studio and editing suite just to name a few. Workspace will provide specialists to offer training sessions for hackers interested in utilizing our technology in their research and development process.

Final products will be showcased during presentations at the conclusion of Build.iT. Judges will score each team according to a rubric provided by the Build.iT planning committee. Top teams from each division (middle school and high school) will receive prizes provided by our sponsors. The goal of Build.iT is to spark ingenuity, creativity, and innovation in our younger generation.

Lunch, sponsored by Famous Pizza of Bethel, CT, is included in the ticket price.

NOTE: Tickets are provided on an individual basis. Each member of a team must purchase a ticket in order to compete in Build.iT.

Once you purchase your ticket email Jon@workspaceacademy.com and reserve your child's event t-shirt (size).

Potential Sponsors,

If you are interested in becoming a Build.iT sponsor, contact Jon@workspaceacademy.com. We are selling ad space on our event T-shirts and offering opportunities to sponsor technology training sessions.

FAQs

What can I build for Build.iT?

  • Website
  • Application
  • Game
  • Physical product/or 3D designed model
  • Finely tuned process

Do I need to know how to code?

No not at all. While hackathons are traditionally for coders, Build.iT is open to anyone with an entrepreneurial mindset looking to build something amazing over the course of 10 hours.

What ages is Build.iT open to?

We have two divisions. 1) Middle School 2) High School

Do I need to be part of a team?

We highly suggest you organize a team of 3 or 4 members. Accomodations can be made if your child is enrolling solo.

If I don't code what can I build?

Workspace Academy houses some amazing pieces of technology including 3D printers, industrial grade laser cutter, professional grade recording studio and editing suite, full woodshop, and VR lab, just to name a few. The tech is here, you just need to bring your creativity, innovation, and imagination.

Is lunch included?

Yes lunch, sponsored by Famous Pizza of Bethel, will be included in the ticket price.

Will there be prizes?

Absolutely! Top three teams from each division will receive prizes for their respective creations.

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