> 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.
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!
QuHacks will be held at the Mary Ellen Duncan Hall of Howard Community College this year. The address is 6040 Scholarship Dr, Columbia, MD 21044.
|10:00-11:00AM||Coding||Intro to Programming||AI Workshop||Web Development|
|11:00-12:00PM||Coding/Breakfast||Intro to Programming||AI Workshop||Algorithms Workshop|
|12:00-1:00PM||Coding||Intro to Programming||Web Development||Algorithms Workshop|
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. We will have both a novice division (set up specifically for those new to coding) and a main division, and the "Intro to Programming" workshop is tailor made for new programmers.
You are eligible to participate in QuHacks 2023 if you currently attend middle or high school. If you have already graduated 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! Prize amounts will be announced at the event, but you can win both swag and money!
The only thing you need is a device that can connect to the internet, and any materials needed for creating your hack!
QuHacks will be hosted at the Mary Ellen Duncan Hall of Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland! The address is 6040 Scholarship Dr, Columbia, MD 21044.
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 friends. You may also choose to work alone. The limit is 4 people per team.
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Jesse is a senior at Centennial High School, where he is the iron-fisted dictator of Pyoneers and lead anime connoisseur. In his free time, Jesse enjoys nerding out about the latest computer hardware, cooking/baking, and playing (and losing in) League.
Laura is a senior at Marriotts Ridge High School, where she is part of the Mock Trial team, Interact Club, Writer’s Guild, and various other clubs. In her free time, she likes to read, bike, and bother her sister.
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Anurag is a junior at Centennial High School, where he is involved with CHS Pyoneers, It's Academic, Science Bowl, Science Olympiad, Math Team, Speech and Debate, and Science Journal. Outside of school, Anurag enjoys programming, biking, badminton, playing old games, and reading spare chemistry textbooks.
Aryan is a sophomore at Centennial High School, where he is part of the Pyoneers (python-based coding club!) club and a member of the math team. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, listening to music, coding in different languages, and playing math games, such as 24.
Austin is a senior at Centennial High School, where he is involved with CHS Pyoneers, Centennial Competitive Coding, Cyberpatriot, and Science Olympiad. In his free time, he enjoys ONE PIECE, listening to music, and running.
Caleb is a junior at a Centennial High School, where he is a member of the Pyoneers programming club, math team, and the national math honor society. In his free time, he likes to play basketball with his friends, play the piano, and play videogames.
Ishani is a junior at Centennial High School, where she is involved in Pre-Medicine Club and Girls Who Code. Outside of school, she conducts research and participates in various science competitions. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, reading, swimming, and listening to music.
Joanne is a senior at Marriotts Ridge High School, where she is involved in Speech and Debate, National Art Honor Society, and Chinese Honor Society. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, playing indie games, and watching horror movies.
Julian is a senior at Marriotts Ridge High School, where he is an officer at the school’s Computer Science Club. In his free time, he enjoys programming, running, and playing chess.
Nicole is a junior at Centennial High School, where she is a member of SGA, her Class Board, and various other clubs. She is currently also an intern for the non-profit organization Code Your Chances, a group that aims to break down gender barriers in STEM. In her free time, she loves to listen to music and rewatch Ratatouille.
Ramy is a junior at Centennial High School where he is part of the Centennial Competitive Coding club board and the Pyoneers club. In his free time, he enjoys competing in programming competitions, working on side projects, reading the news, and trying (unsuccessfully) to learn Vim.
Seonyoung is a junior at Centennial High School, where she is a board member for clubs like National Art Honor Society, Active Minds, and Creactive Youth. In her free time, she enjoys painting, coding, playing with her dog, and reading fantasy and mystery books.
Sophia is a senior at Marriotts Ridge High School, where she is involved with environmental, robotics, and computer science clubs. She is a member of the Youth Coalition for Climate Action, as well as the American Conservation Coalition and High School Democrats of America. Outside of school, Sophia enjoys making visual mods of her favorite RPGs, reading comics, and coding basic AIs to master games she (begrudgingly) cannot.