Miami Hackathon: Reforming Education
Friday, October 11, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM (PDT)
Are you an entrepreneur or engineer with creative ideas for increasing the number of students who are college or career ready? If the answer is yes, join us!
Recent international assessments ranked 15-year-olds in the U.S. 25th out of 30 countries in math performance and 21st in science performance. From 1985 to 2012, the cost of college tuition increased approximately 500%, nearly two and half times faster than inflation.
This hackathon will provide a diverse group of innovators the opportunity build creative products within 24 hours to address critical challenges facing America's edcuation system. Teams will have access to awesome mentors and a panel of expert judges will award $5000 in cash prizes.
Madeline Pumariega, President and CEO Take Stock in Children
Miguel Alonso Jr., Ph.D., Associate Professor & Chairperson, Engineering & Technology
Director, Computing Research Lab
Miami Dade College
Xavier Gonzalez, Executive Director at Technology Foundation of the Americas
Peter Kellner, Richmond Global LLC, Founder & Managing Partner; Endeavor Global, Co-Founder
TJ Ferrara, Founder of BlueLeaf and VP of Ecommerce
Ronald Herbas, Founder and CEO of GEStrak.com
$3000 Grand Prize, $1500 (2nd), $500 (3rd)
6:00pm On-site Registration Starts
7:00pm Dinner & Networking
7:20pm Welcome & Speakers
7:30pm Pitch Ideas [Pre-determined during registration]
8:15pm All Attendees Join a Team and Hacking Begins
Teams should take an inventory of skills. Be honest and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the 24hr challenge. Teams may stay and work as late as they wish.
9:00am Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
10:00am Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
12:30pm Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
3:00pm Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
6:00pm FINAL PRESENTATIONS
7:30pm Judging & awards
9:00pm Go home!
When & Where
Spreading the message of liberty with technology.