Charlottesville Random Hacks of Kindness
Many thanks to everyone who made the inaugural Charlottesville Random Hacks of Kindness event a success!!! Here are some highlights:
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is a social event where participants learn new technology creation skills and collaborate to solve real-world problems. The Charlottesville Random Hacks of Kindness event will engage 7th-9th graders in a hackathon experience where they learn new skills, collaborate, problem solve, think creatively and communicate their vision.
A Random Hacks of Kindness Hackathon
We are modeling our hackathon on Random Hacks of Kindness, Jr. which is a non-profit organization that brings young people hands-on learning experiences where they apply technology to achieve social good. A Random Hacks of Kindness event engages young people in a hackathon experience where they learn new skills, collaborate, problem solve, think creatively and communicate their vision. Students of all backgrounds have a chance to get outside their comfort zone and be exposed to the inner workings of the world of computer science, in a fun, stress-free and safe environment, where no prior coding experience is necessary. All the while, participants make new friends, build self-confidence, and get inspired for career opportunities.
What participants can expect
What youth organizations can expect
January 26, 2024, 9am-3pm
Albemarle Campus Club of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central VA
The 2024 Charlottesville Random Hacks of Kindness event was made possible by the UVA Innovation Hub lab school planning grant. The annual event will be a UVA Innovation Hub outreach endeavor with lab school students eventually helping to plan, organize, and run the event. Through the hackathon, we will also gather real-world problem statements from community partners that can then be integrated into the UVA Innovation Hub curriculum during the school year. For more information contact Kim Wilkens, firstname.lastname@example.org.