“Hack Appleton” Annual Appleton Hackathon
Posted on 12/03/2018
The Appleton Youth Education Initiative (AYEI), a student-driven education non-profit organization, is partnering with multi-billion dollar technology firm Microsoft Incorporated to host the first annual Appleton Hackathon on Sunday, April 7th from 9 am to 6 pm at the Appleton North High School Commons.

“Hack Appleton” is a computer science competition in Northeast Wisconsin. Drawing students from multiple schools districts in the state, over 25 teams of 4 are slated to compete at the event. The hackathon will be business-themed, and participating teams will design and develop software that benefits a local business.

The event will be free to attend, and the competition is open to all Wisconsin high school and middle school students. Previous programming experience or technical expertise is helpful but not required. Students can sign up for the event at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/zhm7r77eJD2y1ni13

 Winning teams will receive prize combinations of cash, scholarships and/or other awards. Microsoft is donating devices to the hackathon, and top placing teams will win prizes including, but not limited to, Microsoft Surface Pros and Xbox Ones. Food and beverage will be provided, as well as plenty of free swag.

The speeches will be open to the public, and those wishing to register to attend can do so at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/hCWVfpCT4fDtG3qs1

During this time a distinguished judging panel of technology executives will identify and rank the three winning teams.

“Attending this event means you’ll gain exposure to tech companies as well as valuable experience with what it’s like to work with a team in the field - all in addition to the thousands of dollars in prizes you’ll be competing for.” - Greg Levenhagen, Microsoft Regional Director and Board of Directors, AYEI.

For general information about the HackAppleton event, please visit www.hackappleton.org.
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