Native Youth My Brother's Keeper Hackathon Prep (#NativeMBK) - Albuquerque...

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Qeyno Labs and the NACA (Native American Community Academy) Inspired Schools Network are hosting the first Native youth-focused hackathon for My Brother’s Keeper: #NativeMBK in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 22-24, 2016, prior to the annual Gathering of Nations.

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"This is an amazing opportunity for Native Youth and our larger Native American communities who convene annually in Albuquerque through the Gathering of Nations to highlight the importance of equity in the technology and innovation sector."

- Kara Bobroff, Executive Director and Founding Principal at Native American Community Academy


Trailblazers, Mentors, Volunteers, and Press - click on the register button for access.

A majority of our youth participants, referred to as "Trailblazers", will be Native-American, but we also welcome Black, Latino, and under-represented Asian and Pacific Islander youth. Although our hackathon makes strides to involve the participation of young men of color and improving their life outcomes, this experience is open to every Trailblazer and every Mentor regardless of gender and gender orientation. We welcome our girls and young women, their genius, their leadership, and their designs.

We ensure everyone is included and you don't have to know how to code to be a part of this magical experience. Learn more below.

To protect our participants, you MUST be registered to visit or be a spectator.

On-site registration will be available.

For YOUTH (Trailblazers):

Do you have an idea for an app or website that solves a problem that you care about? We care too! Qeyno created this magical opportunity for you to make it happen in three days.

You Don't Need to know How To Code !

Don't know how to code or design? Our mentors will show you and help you along, building the app or website of your dreams. The will also prepare you to present and pitch your idea to a panel of experts who share their wisdom on taking your prototype to the next level.

So what are you waiting for? Become a Trailblazer and complete our application process to become one of the chosen few to experience a Qeyno Hackathon Academy.

For MENTORS (Adult Professionals - Developers, Designers, Innovators):

A Qeyno Hackathon Academy is a great place to not just practice your coding and design skills, but to take them to the next level through an intense and immersive hackathon experience like no other. You will be working alongside high potential youth from low opportunity settings who are excited to learn from you. You will be supporting them in the development of their prototypes and transforming their ideas into innovations.

  • DEVELOPERS - They will always remember the first time you showed them how to code a "Hello World" or how you helped pull them through the frustration of CSS or a javascript line. Some may have some coding experience, but most will not, and you will be introducing them to your superpower and awaken the hacker in them. We welcome the use of all programming languages.
  • DESIGNERS - The first time you show them your Wacom Tablet or how to flatten layers in Adobe Illustrator will change them forever. You will develop their talents as artists and creatives and reveal just how important the "A" is in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art Design, and Mathematics. We welcome the use of all design tools.
  • INNOVATORS - Steve Jobs could not code or design, but was master in conducting the orchestra of talent around to create product symphonies. You will be helping our future politicians, business leaders, marketers, economists - and more, understand the role that STEAM has in every sector of problem solving imaginable. The future is written in code, and you will unlock their ability to manage their team, understand data analysis, and masterfully pitch their prototype to the world.


Hackathon Prep Schedule

Each participant will commit two (2) days to the event. Here is what our days will look like:

  • Day One: Saturday, April 23, 2016 -

    • 8:00am - Registration + Breakfast

    • 9:00am - Opening Speakers

    • 9:30am - Pitches Start

    • 10:30am - Team Registration + Workspace Assignment

    • 12:00pm - Lunch + Workshop: Intro to MVP and Rapid Prototyping

    • 1:00pm - Continue to Work as Teams

    • 5:00 pm - Wrap Up + Dinner

  • Day Two: Sunday, April 24, 2016 -

    • 8:00am - Breakfast

    • 8:30am - Workshop - Pitching Your Best Self

    • 9:00am - Prepping for Presentations

    • 10:30am - Presentations

    • 12:00pm - Judging & Awards

    • 12:30pm - Community Celebration + Lunch

* A final schedule will be posted and distributed closer to the event.

If you would like to be a lead or presenting sponsor for this experience, please contact Qeyno at team@qeyno.com.

Trailblazers, Mentors, Volunteers, and Press - click on the register button for access.

A Safe Space for Everyone

A majority of our youth participants, referred to as "Trailblazers", will be Native-American, but we also welcome Black, Latino, and under-represented Asian and Pacific Islander youth. Although our hackathon makes strides to involve the participation of young men of color and improving their life outcomes, this experience is open to every Trailblazer and every Mentor regardless of gender and gender orientation. We welcome our girls and young women, their genius, their leadership, and their designs.


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