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San Ramon Hackathon 2019

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Amador Rancho Community Center

1998 Rancho Park Loop

San Ramon, CA 94582

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Why the San Ramon Hackathon?

Located in the Bay Area, San Ramon is surrounded by people working in the tech industry. Why not host hackathons to bring them together to solve the city’s challenges? Their creativity and experience can help build apps, products, and ideas that benefit the community! With the enthusiastic support from the Mayor’s office, the inaugural San Ramon Hackathon in 2018 was a huge success!

For 2019, Green Apple Education Foundation has partnered with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District to host the 2nd annual San Ramon Hackathon. The event is open to all in the Bay Area. Bring your brilliant and innovative ideas and help solve the challenge described below!


The Challenge: Student Well-being

Schools are the places where students get educated, find friends, and enjoy their social lives. But schools are also places where students can suffer physical or mental problems. Smoking, vaping, and in some places harder drugs, have become epidemic in high schools, as declared by the U.S. Surgeon General in December 2018! Anxiety and depression caused by peer pressure, parent pressure, and self pressure are more common now than a decade ago. Suicide rates have risen along with them. The state of prominent issues like bullying and violence continues to deteriorate. In extreme scenarios, students have lost their precious young lives to gun violence!


Each Hackathon participant should reflect on his or her own experience and choose the problem they would like to solve passionately. Examples of questions that technology (including Apps, Mobile phones, Maps, Messaging, IoT devices, Social Networks, VR, etc) can help to tackle include, but are not limited to:


  • How do we educate students and parents about the harms of vaping and drugs, and prevent them from becoming addicted for life?

  • How can we detect and report the use or dealing of vaping and drugs in schools?

  • With so much pressure from class work, grades, their peers and parents, how can we help student manage anxiety? How do we educate teachers and parents so they can detect and help sooner?

  • Bullying can happen on campus or on social networks. It's a huge safety concern. How to educate on, detect, and report bullying so it is stopped at the earliest possible moment?

  • How to detect early signs of suicidal behavior in students and help avoid the tragedy?

  • Depressed students bring safety concerns to schools. How to detect signs of violent intention and report it to prevent it from happening?

  • Emergency preparedness: how to prepare and respond to disasters (natural or man-made), and help each other in the situation?


Prizes

First: $1,000. Second: $750. Third: $500

Note: Winners have opportunities to continue work with the city and school district on their submissions post the Hackathon. Additional prizes and honorable mentions to be determined prior to or during the event.


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Amador Rancho Community Center

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San Ramon, CA 94582

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