DESIGN CHALLENGE HACKATHON
Students must register directly for this program using the form below. Food and beverages will be provided through the event. Educators and/or guardians are welcome to join students for this event. When completing the registration form, kindly add any additional guests. Educators and/or guardians are also welcome to attend the final pitch presentations on Saturday afternoon.
Covid-19 Mask Information for Events
The Veale Foundation will adhere to each venue’s individual mask mandates for events held at their locations in accordance with the CDC’s current Recommendations for Indoor and Outdoor Settings. Notification of current Covid-19 masking policies for venues will be shared with event participants in our event communications prior to the event and at sign-in tables. Please email us at programs@VealeFound.org with any questions.
Have you ever wanted to be a part of the solution for issues in your community? Have you ever had an idea to solve those issues? Attend our Design Challenge Hackathon to partner up with like-minded students and find the resources to turn ideas into reality.
Our two-day Hackathon will allow students to learn a series of skill sets through workshops, mentorship, and curriculum provided and facilitated by GiveBackHack, an organization which brings people together to develop sustainable solutions to pressing social issues. Students will have the opportunity to pitch their own idea or join another team to work with through the event.
Students will work in teams to do user validation, develop a business model and create a prototype. Students will also learn of ways to leverage technology while building out an idea. On the second day of the session, teams will pitch what they built to the community and judges, with cash prizes awarded to winning teams.
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This event is open to high school students throughout Northeast Ohio.
Students should complete the registration form below to be notified of program updates and to secure early access.
1. Can we sign up as more than one student for this event?
Yes! To register more than one student, direct each member to fill out the registration form for their group/class/school.
2. Is this event for high school students?
The hackathon is catered to high school students (grades 9-12). If you are interested in sending middle school student teams to the hackathon, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can put them on a waitlist.
3. What are the times of the hackathon each day? When is check-in time?
On Friday, February 11th, 2022, the hackathon runs from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. On Saturday, February 12th, 2022, the hackathon runs from 9:00am to 6:00pm. Participants may arrive up to 30 minutes early to check in each day.
4. Are food and beverages provided for our students/staff?
Yes, all meals and beverages are complementary in this event along with the registration – which includes snacks and dinner on Friday, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday along with coffee through both days. More information will be sent out regarding this in the Fall. Please email us at email@example.com if you or someone on your team has food allergies or dietary restrictions.