Thank you everyone!
AT&T Hudson Valley Youth Hack
Themes: Education leading to Employability. Professional Sustainability
October 12, 2019
Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh NY
Join us for the First Annual Hudson Valley Tech Festival Hackathon and apply your creative thinking, problem solving and basic technical skills to help create new employment opportunities and even better quality of life in our region.
Participants will engage in brainstorming and rapid “virtual” prototyping. Over a few short hours, your team based hard work will be validated by available mentors to help prepare you to pitch your “hack” to our panel of judges. A variety of awards will be provided based on how well each entry presents an underlying issue, the problem it creates, how you will solve the problem and the value your solution provides to our community.
What to Expect
The 2019 hackathon is a 7-hour brainstorming and idea-development competition to solve critical regional issues such as:
- Declining higher education student enrollment
- Disconnect between college programs and workforce skill requirements
- Limited local continuing education opportunities
- Retention of top talent and students in our region
Do you have an idea? Educators, students, designers, developers, social workers, business specialists, and anyone else interested in developing solutions are encouraged to join us for this fantastic event!
|8:30am||Doors open, Coffee|
|9:00-9:30 am||Opening Ceremony: Dr. Jason N. Adsit, Mount Saint Mary College President, HVTechFest leaders|
|10:30-11:30am||Pitchfest (60 sec/Pitch) & Team Development|
|11:30-3:30||‘Building Time’. Over a few short hours, your team based hard work will be validated by available mentors to help prepare you to pitch your “hack” to our panel of judges.|
|12:00||Lunch - Enjoy lunch with fellow Festival participants. Lunch sponsor - MidHudson Federal Credit Union|
|11:00-3:00||Consultations with Mentors|
|12:30-2:00||Coding Classes with VidCode founder Leandra Tejedor|
|10:00-2:00||Capture the Flag - Joe Cupano - out of the Hackathon flow|
|3:30||Submit your project! Demo Intro, Welcome Judges|
|4:00-5:00||Presentations, Judging & Celebration|