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Want to reimagine the future of learning? Want to tackle challenges facing education? Interested in developing a new school model? Got ideas for an educational app? Inspired to solve problems that plague our education system?

HIVE invites Harvard and other Boston-area undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds to join Harvard HackED.

Harvard HackED is an education hackathon organized by HIVE (Harvard GSE Innovation & Ventures in Education)- a unique opportunity to to design, build and launch your ideas to impact education. Participants get 3 days to form teams, propose ideas, design solutions and test them. Mentors and workshop leaders will guide participants through ideation, prototyping, testing, and pitching.

Technical skills or programming experience is not required. Bring your creativity, energy, and open mind to share with fellow participants!

Register latest by 22 Oct, 2017 at the application link below. Registration will be considered incomplete without the application.

Please note that there are limited seats, though we will work to accommodate as many applicants as possible. Applications will be reviews on a rolling basis

Apply here!

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Wednesday 11/1 (6-­8pm) - Kick Off

Orientation and team formation.

Saturday 11/4 (9am­-5pm)

Brainstorming, idea refinement, mockup, testing, and presentation preparation. Starting early at 9am, group mentors and experts will work with individual groups to push ideas forward and help build momentum. The day wraps at 5pm with a final push for preparing team demos and presentations.

Sunday 11/5 (10am-1­pm) - Hackathon Showcase & Celebration

Teams pitch their ideas to a judging panel, who will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback and critique.


To ensure the best experience for those who take part in the event, we are limiting the total number of participant slots. We will work to accommodate as many interested applicants as possible.

FAQs

Is the event open only to HGSE or Harvard University students?
This event is open to ALL undergraduate and graduate students in the Boston area and we encourage everyone interested to apply!

I do not have an education or technology background. Can I participate?

Yes! We are looking for a diverse group of participants. It doesn't matter what field you are in- education, policy, engineering, science, arts, design, business, or anything else at all. If you'd like to solve an education relation problem, this is the right place to try it out.

I've never attended a hackathon before. Can I still apply?
Absolutely! There are no prerequisites for attendance. We will scaffold the experience in such a way that everyone can contribute and learn, regardless of technical or education experience.

Where can I find out more details about specific agenda items for the weekend?
Once your participation is confirmed by our event coordinator, you will receive detailed information for the weekend, including a full agenda, hackathon background information, and detailed logistics.

What if I am unable to participate for some portion of the weekend (e.g. 'I cannot attend Friday night')?
Attendance is mandatory on all 3 days. There is a kickoff on Wednesday at 6pm and the remaining program will conitnue starting 9 am on Saturday, until 1 pm on Sunday.


If you have any questions, do reach out to us at hack@hivehgse.org

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