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/or work with your friends to make your idea come to life!

What is a hackathon?

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

Why should I attend 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 and have a lot of fun doing it! HackBI is focused on programming education, so we'll do our best to make sure you don't feel intimidated by what's going on and have fun too.

Do I need any programming experience to come?

HackBI is open to any 8th grade or high school students that are interested, regardless of previous programming experience. We'll have workshops throughout the event to introduce you to new things too!

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!

How much does HackBI cost?

HackBI will be completely free!

What about food?

We'll handle the food for the event, so 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 glady accomodate you!

Do I need to come with a team?

You can come with a pre-determined team if you want, but if you're coming individually there will be an opportunity before hacking begins to join one.

Are there prizes?

Of course! There will be prizes for each individual in a team (a max of 4 people). The biggest 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!


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Contact Us

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