MoCoHacks.
When: March 28-29, 2020
Where: Wheaton HS

MoCoHacks.

When: March 28-29, 2020
Where: Wheaton HS
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EVENT POSTPONED. DATE TBD


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About

Have you ever had that one crazy idea? That eureka idea fueled by a spontaneous moment of passion and drive? Simply put, MoCoHacks is a hackathon, or coding marathon, where you get to build that idea. Students will create websites, programs, and more to submit it to win prizes at the end of the event. There is absolutely no cost to attend MoCoHacks, and food, stickers, and swag will be included!


Have you ever had that one crazy idea? That eureka idea fueled by a spontaneous moment of passion and drive? Simply put, MoCoHacks is your chance to build that idea in 24 hours at Wheaton High School from March 28-29th! MoCoHacks is a hackathon, or a coding marathon. Over the course of 24 hours, students will create a project, software or hardware, and submit it to win prizes at the end of the event. Additionally, every hour will be filled with a fun event, whether it be awesome workshops created by our sponsors, or Super Smash Bro competitions. There is absolutely no cost to attend MoCoHacks, and food, stickers, and swag will be included! MoCoHacks is organized by high school students. We believe in bringing the community together by providing an amazing CS experience you can’t get at school! Read our FAQs for more information!


Schedule

Saturday

12:00 pm

Check-in and Sponsor Fair; Hackers get shirts and stickers

1:30 pm

Opening Ceremony

2:00 pm

Lunch

2:30 pm

Hacking Begins; Workshop - Team Building

3:00 pm

Hardware Lab Opens

4:00 pm

Workshop - TBD

5:00 pm

Snacks

5:30 pm

Workshop - TBD

7:00 pm

Workshop - TBD

8:00 pm

Dinner

8:30 pm

Workshop - TBD

10:00 pm

Workshop - TBD

11:30 pm

Cybersec Capture The Flag Event

Sunday

12:00 am

Midnight meal

2:00 am

Super Smash Bros Tournament & Cup Stacking Tournament

3:00 am

Snacks

7:00 am

Breakfast

9:00 am

Workshop - TBD

12:00 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm

Hacking Ends; Submit projects

2:30 pm

Judging Expo

3:00 pm

Judging Expo (extra time)

3:30 pm

Closing Ceremony

4:00 pm

Event Conclusion

FAQ

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A FIELD TRIP EVENT.

Imagine a community where creativty, passion, and fun radiates for 24 straight hours-- that's what a hackathon is! Basically, it's a weekend full of innovation and meeting new people while programming a solution to a problem you see, no matter how big or small.

MoCoHacks will be hosted at Wheaton High School (12401 Dalewood Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20906) on March 28-29th, 2020

Currently, only MCPS high school students are invited to MoCoHacks. Unfortunately, we cannot accept middle school and college students.

Don't worry, students of all levels are welcomed to attend MoCoHacks! In fact, we encourage beginners to attend! We will have workshops to your project and mentors to answer any questions you may have.

It is absolutely free to attend MoCoHacks, thanks to our sponsors! Food, swag, and stickers will be provided!

To be admitted, you MUST show your high school ID when checking into the event. You might want to bring a laptop, phone, chargers, toiletries, and of course, any hardware or materials you might use for your project. ILLEGAL or HAZARDOUS objects are NOT allowed.

Nope! For those forming teams, there will be a team formation event at the beginning of the event. You may compete in teams of up to 4 people.

There will be quiet rooms for those who choose to sleep. We encourage you to bring a sleeping bag and a pillow.

Participants are allowed to leave with parental consent. However, doors will be locked at night.

Sponsors

Meet the team

Gandhar Viragi

Executive Director & Co-Founder

"The opportunity to network with tech industry professionals and learn about real-world opportunites is something you would never get in a school Computer Science course."

Anthony Huynh

Head of Logistics & Co-Founder

"MoCoHacks is the solution to catering to the high school audience by being hosted at a venue in the middle of the county, making it accessible to high school students in our county"

Matthew Nanas

Head of Public Relations

"The ability to socialize with strangers, work with like-minded individuals, and feel like you’re a part of a large community is just impossible to describe in words."

Michael Wang

Technology Team

"Even if you do not know how to program, going to a hackathon is always a great oppurtunity for anyone to learn."

Nelson Alvarez

Organizer

"MocoHacks is an event that is unique due to the vast amount of students from different high schools within Montgomery County who are currently involved. This group of students is diverse in experiences, ideas, and overall perspectives when it comes to what MocoHacks can provide."

Elizabeth Qiu

Organizer

"There is no experience necessary to attend a hackathon. This event will be something that is not only fun, but an inclusive place where high school students can learn more about STEM, create new things, and see where CS can take them."

Kyle Tu

Organizer

MocoHacks will bring computer science to my local community and help them create projects they could only dream about otherwise. I believe that MoCoHacks will not only help create the next generation of programmers, but also allow them to use their imagination as a tool to help others.

Yeabsira Moges

Organizer

"Hackathons provided the collaborative learning environment that was so crucial to me when I first began programming while also giving me a goal and a time limit, further expanding the knowledge I had in the field."

Georgije Simendic

Organizer

"MoCoHacks is geared totally towards being the best possible event it can be for students, it holds a special place in my heart"

Gustavo Ballesteros

Organizer

"Being able to code solutions to real world problems in a collaborative environment sets you up for success in the future"

Tsegazeab Beteselassie

Organizer

"The environment of a hackathon encourages collaboration and teamwork, which is an essential part of software development that has to be learned through hands-on experience."