Upcoming Events

LingHacks II

Signups for LingHacks II are now open!

What: LingHacks II is the second iteration of the world’s first high school computational linguistics hackathon (24-hour invention competition). Absolutely no programming or linguistics experience is needed, and we'll provide food, water, swag, and workshops for you to gain skills in computer science, computational linguistics, and research.

LingHacks, a project of Hack+, is an international nonprofit dedicated to harnessing the intersection of math and language to equip students of all backgrounds with cutting-edge technology, problem-solving, and interdisciplinary thinking skills. We run hackathons, workshops, and clubs to expose students to the field of natural language processing, inspire students to pursue technical and interdisciplinary careers, and empower students to produce long-term impactful social innovations.

When & Where: LingHacks will take place from March 30, 2019 at 9 am to March 31st, 2018 at 12 pm at 42 Silicon Valley (6600 Dumbarton Circle, Fremont, CA). Thanks to our sponsors, the event is COMPLETELY FREE!

Attendees: sign up at https://tinyurl.com/linghacks-ii-registration by March 16th. Volunteers, Mentors, and Judges: sign up at https://tinyurl.com/linghacks-ii-volunteer by March 10th.

For more information, please visit http://linghacks.tech/linghacks-ii. Feel free to contact team@linghacks.tech with any questions!

WACAC College Fair - West Valley College is hosting the largest college fair in the South Bay, featuring over 130 colleges from around the world. All students and their families are encouraged to attend this amazing event on Thursday, May 2 from 6 - 8 PM. It's free!


Open House at West Valley College - All juniors and seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend our West Valley Open House on Saturday, March 16, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Our faculty members (including counselors) are available to answer questions. Students can win prizes while learning more about our offerings and touring our campus.

Young Women’s Leadership Summit

The Stanford Women In Business (SWIB) annual Young Women’s Leadership Summit will be held Saturday, January 26th, 2019. This year, the Summit will be geared specifically toward female-identifying high school freshmen and sophomore students to provide them a broader sense of the business world. Students will have the opportunity to hear from inspiring speakers including Elizabeth Douglas, CEO of WikiHow, and various Stanford student entrepreneurs. Additionally, students will engage in workshops throughout the day to learn professional development skills such as pitching and self-branding. Summit will also serve as a wonderful opportunity for students to learn more about a specific business-related area of interest, such as finance, marketing, or philanthropy.

We would love to have students from Lynbrook High School attend our event. The registration form for the Summit is now open.


Teen/Community Police Academy

The Sheriff's Office Teen/Community Academy is designed to provide students with an inside look at various aspects of the Sheriff's Office and law enforcement, including traffic laws and enforcement, criminal law, Sheriff's Emergency Response Team (SERT), Dive Team, K9, domestic violence, bomb investigation, and a tour of the County Jail. All students are invited to complete a ride-along with a patrol deputy.

The Teen/Community Academy is a 12 week program, beginning January 30, 2019 and ending on April 17, 2019, with classes held on Wednesday evenings from 5:45 to 9:00 PM. Parents/guardians are encouraged to accompany their student to the first class. The majority of the classes will be held at Monta Vista High School, 21840 McClellan Rd. in Cupertino, with various classes in San Jose. Applications are due no later than January 22, 2019.

Applicants interested in the program can submit a paper application or the online application below. Paper applications are available for pickup at Cupertino and Saratoga High Schools, Quinlan Community Center, or the Sheriff's Office West Valley Substation, 1601 S. De Anza Blvd. in Cupertino.

For more information, please call the Sheriff's Office West Valley Substation, (408) 868-6600, or e-mail SO_SRO@shf.sccgov.org.


headspace Youth Advisory Group

Are you interested in applying for an innovative and exciting youth advisory group focused on bringing an integrated mental health care center for youth in your community?

We are looking to select a group of youth who represent the diversity of Santa Clara County across race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, lived experience, ability, and socio-economic status.

If you would like to become an active community advocate for youth mental health with the goal of raising awareness, reducing stigma, encouraging young people to seek help early and educating the broader community about youth mental health, applications are due by February 15, 2018.

To learn more about headspace please click here: https://med.stanford.edu/psychiatry/special-initiatives/headspace.html

Diamond Challenge

The Diamond Challenge was created in 2012 to empower the next generation through entrepreneurship. All participants will learn the entrepreneurial process and get one step closer to changing the world. All Diamond Challenge participants must presently attend high school, typically in 9-12 grade/form. Usually, high school students are between the ages of 14-18, however, some exceptions may apply. https://diamondchallenge.org/aboutus/

This event is now SOLD OUT!!

Registration is open for Students, grades 7-10, to attend the 2019 Dare 2B Digital Conference and Design Challenge on Saturday, March 2, at PayPal in San Jose.