The College Ready Hackathon was a great success! Congratulations to the Winning Teams. Read about their projects here and watch a short video summary of the day. Thank you to everyone who participated!
The process of applying to university starts with imagination. But sometimes qualified students are unaware of the academic requirements or simply feel overwhelmed by the process. Whether through lack of counseling or the glut of information, even the best students may miss essential steps. This is especially true of community college students, whose requirements can be particularly complex and daunting. Develop an app to address this problem. Your New Media solution will make applying to college fun, inspiring and attainable for the least engaged, as well as most connected, students. It will:
A panel of judges including UCOP and DDI will award three $500 prizes for best prototype, design or tool targeting each of the following:
Pitches will be evaluated based on creativity, accessibility (adaptable for a variety of mobile devices), and appropriateness for the target audience. Internships may be available following the hackathon to build and implement successful apps.
The target apps of this hackathon will address the following:
Learning Mode is supported by the UC Office of the President--Departments of Educational Partnerships and Student Affairs, in partnership with UC Berkeley, the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative, and the Berkeley Center for New Media. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For further information, please contact Camille Crittenden (ccrittenden [at] citris-uc.org) or Dante Noto (dante.noto [at] ucop.edu).
The Learning Mode: College Ready Hackathon will take place Sunday, 17 March 2013 in the BCNM Commons in 340 Moffitt Library on the UC Berkeley campus. Wi-Fi and cloud-storage will be provided. Hackers should bring their own computers. Snacks, breakfast and lunch will be provided.
9:00 am to 9:30 am Welcome and introductions
9:30 am - 10:30 am Team Building
10:30 am to 4:00 pm Hack Time
12:30 pm to 1:15 pm Lunch provided by Hackathon
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Pitch Time
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Judging + Awards
This is an open registration to members of the public, advocates, professional developers, educators and students. Not a hacker? Please come anyway! If you have great ideas, we can pair you with skilled programmers. To sign up, follow this link to fill out the registration form.
Follow these links to learn more about applying to the UC system as a starting point for this hackathon: