What Is a Hackathon?

A hackathon is an event where people meet to learn about cool things and make award-winning projects. Attend workshops, experiment with your own projects, collaborate with friends, and submit a project for prizes. Also, free food!


An event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming.

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Friday, February 1st

5:30 PM  - Check In

6:00 PM  - Opening Ceremony

7:00 PM  - Dinner

8:00 PM  - Intro to MIT AppInventor Workshop

8:00 PM  - Physics Engines in Python Workshop

8:00 PM  - Website Workshop #1

11:00 PM - End of First Day

Saturday, February 2nd

7:30 AM  - Doors Open

8:00 AM  - Breakfast

8:30 AM  - Further Explorations in MIT AppInventor Workshop

8:30 AM  - Website Workshop #2

8:30 AM  - Lighting It Up With Google Firebase Workshop

12:00 PM - Lunch

1:00 PM  - Scrabble in Python

1:00 PM  - Twitterbot Workshop

1:00 PM  - Create a web app with React.js and Node

1:00 PM  - React JS Workshop

4:30 PM  - Hardware Workshop

4:30 PM  - Blockchain Basics Workshop

5:30 PM  - Dinner

9:00 PM  - Submit Projects, Judging

10:00 PM - Round 2 Judging (Top 3 Projects)

10:30 PM - Closing Ceremony

11:00 PM - End of Event

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Hardware Workshop

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Intro to MIT AppInventor

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Further Explorations in MIT AppInventor

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Scrabble in Python

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Blockchain Basics

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Intermediate Level

Website Workshop 1

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Website Workshop 2

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Twitter Bot

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Physics Engines in Python

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Advanced Level

Lighting it up with Google Firebase

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Advanced Level

Create a web app with React.js and Node

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Advanced Level


What is Code211?

Code211 is a hackathon split over two days, Friday night and all day Saturday. You'll group up with other students to make the coolest coding project you can. Have fun, and enjoy some free food!

Who Can Come?

Any student in D211 is allowed to attend. You don't need to be enrolled in a CS class, no experience is necessary!

What Does it Cost?

The event is completely free, and provide free food, snacks, and t-shirts to all participants.

What If I Don't Have a Laptop?

We will be providing a limited amount of school laptops and desktops for use. Make sure to specify this in the signup form.

Can I Win Prizes?

Of course you can! There will be prizes for the top projects, as well as some specific categories. Stay tuned for details.

What Can I Make?

Anything you want, from games to websites to the next biggest social media platform. Code211 is a time to experiment and have fun with coding. To win prizes, you may want to make sure your project is creative, useful, or impressive.

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Contact Information

Matt Corrigan

Maegan Jong

Arnav Batta

John Wang

Zoey Aleksieva

Maliha Amir

Rob Budak

Jill Patel