Cupertino Library's Hackathon - CU HACKS 3

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CU HACKS 3 is a collective, community event that fosters STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) learning skills and gives teen coders (ages 14 – 18) first-hand experience in joining together within an engaging, collaborative environment in which they can create and develop projects that have the potential to make a direct, positive impact on the lives of other people.

In 2017, Cupertino Library will be collaborating with a locally owned and operated technology learning company, TechLab ( TechLab developers will lead team-building and instructional programming workshops along with providing experienced mentors. Teen attendees will have the unique opportunity to learn from, collaborate with, and create innovative applications with 1-on-1 guidance from TechLab’s team of skilled instructors, developers, and coordinators.

Teen participants will be invited to take part in two workshops before the actual hackathon. These workshops will center on creating teams, team building exercises, time management, and coding instruction.

During the hackathon, participants will combine their critical thinking, technical planning, and coding development skills to produce applications directly relating to the CU HACKS 3 prompt. These applications (aka “hacks,” such as phone apps, websites, robots, etc.) will address current social issues and will have the potential to make a positive difference in the lives of others.


Teens are required to attend all three events in order to participate

Each team will consist of 6 people. If you do not have a team, we will place you on one. This is a great way to make new friends who have similar interests. Each team will then “pitch” their projects to a panel of judges. Guest judges will assess and score each hackathon project and award top projects.

An award ceremony will be held at the conclusion of the event and the winning teams will be awarded their prizes. With over $2500 in prizes, this is one event you do not want to miss!

Dates include: (Teens are required to attend all three events in order to participate)
Saturday, June 10th from 2 – 4PM – Learning Workshop 
Saturday, June 17th from 2 – 4pm – Learning Workshop
Saturday, June 24th from 8am – 6pm – Hackathon
Each event will be held in Cupertino Community Hall

Registration Guidelines - Read Before Registering

  • Online registration opens on Wednesday, May 24th at 8PM
  • Registration for the Hackathon event on June 24th is required in order to attend all three events
  • Participants must be between the ages of 14 - 18
  • One registration per person
  • Make sure to spell all contact email addresses correctly
  • If you plan to register, make sure you are able to attend all three events. If you are unable to attend all three events, consider allowing others to register. Space is limited. 

Click here to register on Wednesday, May 24th at 8PM

Matthew Yang
First Hackathon
5/27/2017 12:05:40 PM

Sean is interested in learning computer languages
4/30/2017 4:05:35 PM

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