Welcome to the 2nd Annual hackathon hosted by the Academies of Loudoun! In this hackathon, you have two days to complete a project of your choice. You will receive assistance from various tech mentors and be able to participate in a number of workshops and activities where you will learn about bleeding edge technologies. Everything will be online. Google Meet links will be listed on this website, and each Meet room will be monitored by an Adult. Prizes will be awarded to the best of each category judged on many aspects.
What is a hackathon?
Its an event where students learn bleeding edge technologies, build tech projects, and meet like minded people all for free!
Is there a deadline?
Deadline to register for students, volunteers and mentors is May 20
IS FOOD FREE?
No food! It's all virtual.
Is everything online
Yes! There is no in person component, everything is virtual.
Who can attend?
Academies Hacks is open for all middle and high school students to participate in. Adults and post-high school students can volunteer and mentor.
Do I need a team?
You can work alone or in groups of maximum 4 people.
Is this an overnight hackathon?
Yes! Everything is online though.
Do I have to pay?
No, everything is free. Shirts and food will be provided and will also be free for students and mentors.
What should I bring?
Make sure you bring a laptop, and probably a laptop charger to your home. You may want to dress up in nice clothing for online interview.
I don't KNow how to code!
You can still show up and attend all the workshops. Most workshops are available for beginners. In addition there are many mentors available to help you.
Block Coding with Scratch
Edublocks Into to Python
Intro to Java
MIT App Inventor
Intro to AI w/ Cognimates
Teambuilding and Brainstorming Idea
Game Design - Python
Game Design - Java
Robotics (ACL RoboLoco)
App Development - Swift
App Dev - React Native
Web Development / HTML
Intro to GitHub
Algorithms and Data Structure 1
Algorithms and Data Structure 2
Machine Learning (basic)
Everything is online, you will not need to come to the building!