Hackathon

A new hackathon is coming soon. The MASK-A-THON is next. Don´t miss it!

Event postponed - Dates TBD

Have fun with the Global Hackthon and direct action to world-class mentors!

Come And Join Us In This Adventure!

We are offering you an opportunity to hack the real world!

Join the Discussion!

Email dheiser@mentorproject.org or patrick.kelley@criticalpathsecurity.com for access.

Important Dates:

These are important dates for the event. All of the dates are times EST.

January 15th –
Opening Ceremonies

January 16th and 17th –
Hackathon Presentation

January 23th –
Feedback from Judges

January 24th –
Corrected Presentations

January 27th –
Awards Ceremony

 

You have the chance to hack real problems from around the world with teams made up of teenagers from other countries with the same curiosities and interests as you. Each team will present their ideas in video format and the winning team will work with the companies and mentors that proposed the challenge and be eligible for other great prizes.

What makes this hackathon different from others?

1.- You get work directly with world class mentors in fields of science, engineering, social sciences (e.g. health, aerospace, psychology, and more).

2.- Mentors will assist you in answering your questions, and even coach you in improving your hackathon submission.

3.- You will be part of an international team of students and mentors.

We are excited and look forward to receiving your submissions and ideas!

-The Hackathon Team

 

From my point of view the hackathon was a very enriching experience. At first, I was not sure if it was going to be interesting, but as the project developed I found it very challenging. Thanks to this work I had the opportunity to dialogue and exchange ideas with students and mentors from abroad, which with their experience, we were able to successfully complete  our assignment. We got advices from a physician to help us more with the theory and a several mentors  who assisted us with the development of the presentation and other topics. Additionally, with my team we worked two whole weekends; we did it as fast as we could, yet it took us many hours to get to the final result, but it was worth it. Finally, the last weekend we had interviews from United States and Argentina to know about our experience, together with awards that gave us great opportunities. My team and I took part of the area related to public health, so owing to the organizers of the Hackathon our ideas may some day become a reality. I am very grateful for the possibility of participating in this event.

Paulina, 14 years old

"I recently finished my first hackathon, and I lived it in the following way: At the beginning of the hackathon I was very nervous, I did not know what I had to do, or who I was going to be with, but as time went by These doubts were cleared, and I became part of an incredible team, with which we got along incredibly well and developed the idea in an excellent way. Time passed, and this incredible hackathon came to an end, my doubts and uncertainties were gone, but I gained enriching experiences and moments with excellent people."

Vicente, 14 years old

"This was my first hackathon and I honestly I can say I do not regret it! It was a great experience which taught everyone to work with deadlines and as a team with people from all over the world. The mentor project was truly dedicated to help us with our projects and solve our problems. They were profoundly professional and inspirational, it was just amazing to count on their help. If we had any doubt they responded instantly and each of them were specialists in something so it was super helpful. Although we’ve had sometimes when we were lost, we, the space team, could move foward and finish our project victoriously! Not only did I get to meet so many cool people I gained personal knowledge that will definitely be important for the future. Taking everything into account I’m really looking forward to the next hackathon, although it was stressful I still had a ton of fun!"

Malena, 15 years old

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