Olathe Schools Hackathon
Date: Saturday, December 14th

Location: Olathe East High School from 8am to 4pm.

Who: Any Olathe student in grades 6-12

The computer programming teachers from all 5 high schools would like you to join them in celebrating Computer Science Education Week December 9-15, 2019.

We will be conducting a variety of activities throughout the week, which will lead up to the main event – the 1st Annual Olathe Schools Hackathon!

Registration Information: Registration will run November 11th – December 6th.

Description: Participants will work in groups of 1-4 to create a project that matches the hackathon theme (to be announced one week prior to the event). You do not have to have any knowledge about coding prior to the event, just come with ideas on how to problem solve!

What is a hackathon? Watch this short video to find out!  https://youtu.be/qj4DQfYx2Hg

We know that coding can be intimidating, but anybody can code! (Watch https://youtu.be/qYZF6oIZtfc & https://youtu.be/dU1xS07N-FA) Students with an aptitude for math, science, and music usually grasp coding quicker than others, but again, ANYBODY CAN CODE.

Additional Information for Computer Science Education Week:

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. Originally conceived by the Computing in the Core coalition, Code.org® organizes CSEdWeek as a grassroots campaign supported by 350 partners and 100,000 educators worldwide. CSEdWeek is held in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).

Inspired by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 2019 Hour of Code will highlight how we can all use computer science to make a positive impact on our world, from writing apps to solve a local problem, to using innovative ideas in data science to address global challenges. #CSforGood

The tech industry is responsible for a 9.9% impact on the Kansas City region’s economy. This past month, technology-related jobs in Kansas City reached over 100,000 for the first time ever. (KC Tech Council) This number is only expected to grow, meaning that our students will probably need these skills for whatever job they choose to do.

Help prepare students for their future by encouraging them to participate in the Olathe Hackathon!