QuHacks is a day-long hackathon by students, for students. Join us for a day of creation, innovation, and fun with fellow middle and high schoolers interested in coding. From seasoned coding veterans to first-time programmers, all are welcome to join. This year, QuHacks will be held entirely virtually.
Discover your ability to create change by developing technology to solve real-world problems, attend workshops, and meet some new friends. We can't wait to see you there!
|5:00PM-6:00PM||Workshop Rotation 0: Java, Python, Web Development, and Introductory Algorithms|
|7:00PM-8:00PM||Guest Talk: Web Accessibility/Design|
|Time (EST)||Events||Recommended Project Progression|
|9:00-9:30AM||Welcome Ceremony||Listen intently!|
|10:00-11:00AM||Workshop rotation 1: Java, Python, Web Development, and Introductory Algorithms||Brainstorming/planning!|
|11:00AM-12:00PM||Workshop rotation 2: Java, Python, Web Development, and Advanced Algorithms
Alon Grinshpoon (CEO and founder of echoAR) presents: "Build a Cloud-Connected AR/VR App in 15 Minutes or Less"
|12:00-1:00PM||Novice Division problems released, Lunch||Eat something!|
|1:00-2:00PM||Computer Science Student College Panel||Back to coding!|
|2:00-3:00PM||Guest Talk: Data Ethics||Keep coding!|
|3:00-4:00PM||Guest Talk: Web Accessibility/Design||Great time to integrate!|
|4:00-7:00PM||Work Time||Debugging and perfecting submissions!|
|7:00-9:00PM||Submissions due, Judging begins||Take a breather!|
|9:00-9:30PM||Awards and Closing Ceremony||Bask in the glory of your creation.|
A hackathon is a coding marathon - it's like a real-time programming fair where students develop an idea and bring it to life through code. A project could be a game, website, app, robot, Arduino project, whatever! If you enjoy programming or technology in general, hackathons are great places to meet friendly, like-minded people.
No, you don't! Even if you aren't able to code beforehand, you can attend workshops, learn some code, and still submit a project.
You are eligible to participate in QuHacks 2020 if you currently attend school (middle or high school) in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia, or DC, and reside in one of those states (or DC). If you have already graduated high school but would still like to attend the event, please consider volunteering or mentoring for the event! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on contributing to QuHacks, or if you have any questions about our eligibility requirements.
Nothing! This event is entirely free of charge, thanks to our awesome sponsors. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, please email us at email@example.com
But of course! We will be giving away up to $840 in prizes this year; you could win up to $50 per person on your team! You can get a sneak peek of the prizes at https://quhacks2020.devpost.com/
The only thing you need is a device that can connect to the internet, and any materials needed for creating your hack! QuHacks 2020 will be held entirely online, so you can join in from the comfort (and safety) of your own home.
Yes indeed! All the same parts of QuHacks you know and love will still be happening, just virtually (except for the food; we don't have that kind of technology yet, but that would be a great hackathon project if you figure it out!). We will also be opening a moderated Discord server where hackers can chat, ask questions, and receive important announcements. Check our schedule for more information on what will be happening when.
Anyone caught working on past projects will be forced to sit in the corner and wear the dunce hat. Seriously though, don't be that one person.
No problem! Many participants sign up without a team, and you can meet and work with new people. You can also choose to work alone. The limit is 4 people per team.
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Adam is a senior at Centennial High School. He participates in a variety of Mock Trial, business, and computer science clubs and organizations. He also plays percussion in a number of school bands. In his free time, he enjoys computer science, food, and music.
Keshav is a senior at Centennial High School, where he is part of the school's tennis team, computer science club, robotics club, and multiple honor societies. Outside of school, he is a part of APL’s ASPIRE program, a tutor for Teens Give, and is the co-founder of a volunteer organization called WebPoint. In his free time, Keshav competes at hackathons, plays basketball, and listens to music.
Anna is a junior at Marriotts Ridge High School, where she is involved with SHE++, speech, HOSA, and FBLA. Outside of school, she is part of the HopeWorks Youth Leadership Program, the APL STEM Academy, EK2K&BC, TeCanal, and MathTrekz. In her free time, Anna loves spending time with her family and playing the piano, violin, viola, and guitar.
Lucas is a senior at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, where he studies Information Technology/Interactive Media Production. He is a part of the Competitive Coding Team, Math and Science Honors Societies, and the Cross Country and Track teams. Lucas enjoys programming and running in his free time.
Abishay is a senior at Mt. Hebron high school and is a part of the tennis team, FBLA, computer science club, and president of the Cybersecurity club. He spends his free time playing tennis, programming, or listening to music.
Jesse is a sophomore at Centennial High School, where he is a board member of the It’s Academic Club, and actively affiliated with Science Bowl, Science Olympiad, Speech/Debate, and Red Cross. He is also the operations officer for tutoring service AST (Achieve Success Together). In his free time, he enjoys learning new programming languages, cooking, and studying.
Julian is a sophomore at Marriotts Ridge High School, where he has partaken in the school's math club and science club. He is also involved in teaching other kids math through a volunteer program. In his spare time, he loves to solve programming problems, work with web services, and listen to music.
Arjav is a junior at Marriotts Ridge High School, where he takes part in Science Olympiad and computer science clubs. He is also involved in FBLA. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, playing sports, and watching Netflix shows.
Laura is a sophomore at Marriotts Ridge High School, where she is part of the Mock Trial team, SHE++, and Writer’s Guild. She enjoys being alive. It’s nice. In her free time, she likes to read, bike, and bother her sister.
Mohamed Benalla is a Centennial High School senior and a part of the Model UN, Active Minds, Make-A-Wish and MSA clubs at his school. Outside of school, he loves getting involved with and volunteering in the community. He likes to spend his free time lifting weights, making music playlists, and learning about programming and philosophy.
Hannah is a first year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she plans to major in Course 6-3 (computer science). She has a passion for music, programming, and encouraging girls to explore STEM. In her spare time, she enjoys doodling, listening to music, and coding.
Michelle is a first year at Carnegie Mellon University, where she plans to major in Information Systems and minor in Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction. She loves solving challenging problems through code and design and hopes to spread this love to others through educational outreach. In her free time, she enjoys drawing/painting, making Spotify playlists, and reading.