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Sac Hackapalooza - Youth Hackathon

Sac Hackapalooza is coming just as school ends.

Register Here  (early bird until 05/14)

Join us for a weekend long hackathon for teens ages 12 - 18!

This is going to be 32 hours of making and hacking projects like robotics, quad copters, rc's, mobile and web apps, and whatever your imagination wants to build! Build for fun, learn cool stuff, and win prizes!

We will also have educational workshops to learn to skills that you can apply on your projects. Workshops will include quadcopter programming, mobile app development, LEGO Mindstorms, Snap Circuits hacking, 3D design, lock picking, and much more!

Come out! Make friends, learn stuff, and compete for awesome prizes!

What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is an event where people come together in team like fashion to create projects in a marathon like fashion and usually in competition.

Do I need to bring a team?
No, you can come by yourself and recruit or join a team when you get there.

What can I build?
At Sac Hackapalooza, you can build electronics, robotics projects, and anything mobile or web based that you think you can finish within 32 hours.

What if I don't know how to code or do electronics?
Don't worry we will have workshops and mentors on site to help you learn along the way.

Will food be served?
Yes, we will provide meals and snacks for both days.

Do I have to spend the night?
No, since this is a youth hack. We will ask everyone to go home at 9pm and return at 9 am. You can work on your projects off site.

Agenda and rules coming soon!
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  • Tim

    I am sorry, Stephane, Scott is running a fever this morning and will not be able to attend.

    June 14, 2014

    • Tim

      We would like to pass our spot on to any siblings or late arrivals who would like to attend. Thanks, Tim and Scott.

      June 14, 2014

  • Miss A.

    This program sounds awesome. Last night 6 tickets remained and I wrote in to ask a question before I bought a ticket and early in the AM already sold out! AH! Those who are attending have a great time. If any tickets become available from those not attending I would love one. :D

    June 12, 2014

    • Stephane C.

      Sorry you couldn't get any tickets. we had to limit the number based on the location. We will be restarting a new electronics track in September if you interested. Thank you!

      June 14, 2014

  • Hassan

    Sounds like a great program. Can younger kids (8 and 10) attend?

    May 24, 2014

  • adam G.

    Looks SUPER FUN

    1 · May 21, 2014

  • Amy R.

    Do you need non-tech help/volunteers?

    2 · May 20, 2014

    • Stephane C.

      Amy, YES! also looking for adult workshops so that the parents have something to do/learn. will send a note soon. THANKS!!

      1 · May 20, 2014

  • Seanain S.

    Sounds like a great way for the kids to to crank out some cool stuff!

    May 13, 2014

  • Scott T.

    Stephane, Looking forward to some Kids and hacker FUN!!!

    May 12, 2014

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Our Sponsors

  • Hacker Lab

    The coolest place in town for makers like you. Thank you HackerLab.

  • Mouser Electronics

    Their education department always goes above and beyond!

  • OshPark

    The Purple PCB Boards. We couldn't do it without them. This team rocks!

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