HACK BI

24-hour hackathon at Bishop Ireton High School

December 7-8

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is HackBI?

HackBI is a student-run hackathon at Bishop Ireton High School, where you will have 24 hours to learn how to code (or just learn something new) and make your idea come to life!

What is a hackathon?

Hackathons are fun events in which teams and individuals create their own custom programming projects to showcase and potentially win prizes for!

Why should I come to HackBI?

Whether you've never programmed before or have been doing it for a few years, HackBI will be a great place to better your skills, learn new things, and have a lot of fun doing so! Plus, we'll have games, raffles, free food and more!

Do I need any programming experience to come?

No! HackBI is the perfect place to learn! We'll have workshops throughout the event to teach you new things!

Are there prizes?

Of course! There will be prizes for each individual in a team (4 people max). The grand prize will be a paid summer internship at Decipher Technology Studios!

What if I don't have a laptop?

If you're in middle school, computers will be provided.

Otherwise, we have a limited number of computers to lend out. Let us know ahead of time here!

Who can attend HackBI?

HackBI is open to all high schoolers for both days, December 7-8 (10AM Sat-12PM Sun), and to eighth graders for December 7 only (10AM-10PM). If you're an adult and would like to come, consider volunteering.

How much does HackBI cost?

HackBI will be completely free!

What about food?

We'll provide lots of food for the event! No need to bring any money for meals.

What if I have dietary concerns?

If you have a specific dietary concern, please indicate it on the registration form and we'll gladly accomodate you!

Do I need to come with a team?

You can come with a pre-determined team if you want. If you're coming individually, there will be an opportunity at the beginning to join a team if you'd like.

What should I bring?

You'll need a laptop, charger, and something to sleep with (or just a lot of caffeine).

If you're in middle school, you don't need to bring anything!

Workshops

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Learn how to use HTML and CSS to design a website!


HTML & CSS

Learn how to make your own skills for the Alexa platform which runs on Echo and other smart devices!


Amazon Alexa

Make your website more advanced with Javascript or use it on its own!


Javascript

Use Photoshop to edit photos professionally!


Photoshop

Learn Python, an easy to learn yet robust language used by beginners and experts alike!


Python

Create basic apps easily with App Inventor!


App Inventor

Learn how to program with one of the most popular programming languages!


Java

Learn Java in a straightforward and visual way!


Alice

Use services from Google Cloud Platform to add functionality to your programs!


Google Cloud Platform

Use Amazon Web Services to make Alexa skills more advanced!


Amazon Web Services

Robotics

Build, code, and control a custom robot!

Visit our Robotics room at HackBI!

Supplies are limited, so sign up if you're interested!

You must be registered for HackBI first.

Contact Us

Or email us at HackBI@bishopireton.org

Sponsors

Interested in being a sponsor? Reach out to us here!



Decipher Technology Studios Redhorse Corporation XYZ Bishop Ireton High School PTO Innovative Business Group ThinkFun Brand Makers UltraPress


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