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About this event

Event Overview:

HACKtivate Ed is a two-day hackathon in which developers, data analysts, and designers will form teams, choose a challenge outlined by one of our partner organizations from the education sector, and create a solution (an app or analysis) to be evaluated by a panel of judges. Our event’s unique format is designed to engage a broader audience than the traditional EdTech community, bringing in educators and leaders in the education space and building connections between the education sector and the heart of the tech sector with partners such as Code for America.

At the end of the day, our participants will benefit from the exchange of ideas and best practices. Our education partners will have new apps and analyses that point the direction of how to best address their pressing problems, and technologists have gained new insight into a unique, $1.3 trillion dollar market as well as resources to help them further develop their ideas. Lessons, apps and analyses created during the event would be documented, hosted on the Activate Ed Exchange, and disseminated to the broader Activate ED community.

Below you'll find the event schedule and examples of the interesting challenges you could find yourself tackling at HACKtivate Ed.

Who: Developers, Designers, Data Analysts, Educators

When: June 14-16

Where: SF Bay Area - Code for America

Current Sponsors: Activate Ed, Education Pioneers, Code for America, LewisPR

**Partners: **Local Bay Area school districts and charter organizations

For more information, visit http://hacktivateed.org/ .

 

Schedule*:

Friday, June 14

  • 6:00 - 8:00PM: Happy Hour and Meet & Greet

Saturday, June 15

  • 8:00 - 9:00AM: Breakfast, Check-in and Registration
  • 9:00 - 10:00AM: HACKtivate ED Launch and Problem Pitches
  • 10:00 – 10:30AM: Team Formation
  • 10:30 – 11:00AM: Problem Break-out Sessions
  • 11:00 – Onward: HACK, HACK, HACK
  • 12:00 – 1:00PM: Lunch
  • 7:00 –  8:00PM: Dinner

Sunday, June 16

  • 7:00 – 11:00AM: Breakfast and more HACKing
  • 11:00 – 11:30AM: HACK Wrap-up
  • 11:30 – 1:00PM: Team Pitches
  • 1:00 – 2:00PM: Judges Convene and Award Presentations
  • 2:00 – 2:30PM: Closing Ceremonies

*Times may change slightly - updates will be communicated to all participants

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