Wearable Technology Hackathon | Houston Android Developers

 

The Android Developers Meetup is deeply involved in the upcoming Wearable Technology Hackathon taking place December 10-12, 2015.  This event is part of the worldwide Computer Science Education Week, and the annual Hour of Code project.  Full details below.  It will be a great way to do some Android hacking and get kids interested in programming.

You can learn more about the Hour of Code program at 

https://hourofcode.com/us

https://csedweek.org/

 

All the details are at this signup link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/back-to-work-ll-inc-presents-an-hour-of-code-and-beyond-a-wearable-tech-hack-cautionary-game-jam-tickets-19778682572 

Please note that this event is now spread over three days at three different locations.  Here is the schedule:

Thursday, December 10th: 5:00pm – 7:30pm

(registration begins at 4:30pm) 

Location: Johnson Neighborhood Library 

3517 Reed Rd, Houston TX 77051

 

Friday, December 11th: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

(registration begins at 5:30pm)

Location: Gregg Elementary

6701 Roxbury, Houston TX 77087

 

Saturday, December 12th: 11:00am – 4:30pm

(registration begins at 10:30am) 

Location: Mancuso Neighborhood Library

6767 Bellfort, Houston TX 77087

 

You can also pick a project your are interested in: a communications app, a cautionary simulator or an accessible website.  The registration link on the Eventbrite page will give you a choice of project to sign up for.  As a mentor, feel free to contribute to whichever project you wish

Event Details


Back To Work ll, Inc. and The CODE for Empowerment and Humanity are launching our second hackathon and it will include a cautionary simulation jam which is entitled "An Hour of Code and Beyond a Wearable Tech Hack & Jam"!

Our hack & Jam’s Challenge, Cyber Security and Personal Safety, will emphasize how concerned citizens can help create positive change within the global community through helping developing an Entrepreneurial Information Technology and Software Engineering Apprenticeship and School to Apprenticeship ecosystem, that addresses economic empowerment, humanitarian values and social justice themes.

Teams will develop skills, technologies and solutions that solve problems in this space. “Cyber Security and Personal Safety” is about creating a good and safe environment for both our citizens and their machines. 

What is a hack & Jam?

Our Wearable Technology Hack and Cautionary Simulator Jam is an event designed for concerned citizens to unite to solve problems by building apps for simulators, websites and wearable technologies that address Cyber and personal Security and safety. This educational and skills development life changing opportunity focuses on critical thinking and team work allows students to work in teams with experienced mentors over a weekend to learn how to plan and build apps over 5 months then demo a solution with team members to potential educators and employers!


Who will be there and what can one learn? 

This Wearable Technology Hack and Cautionary Simulator Jam is open to participants of all experience levels.  Previous computer camp and STEM exposure is great but if you’re new to coding and building apps, you’re welcome to apply as well!

Participants of all experience levels are welcomeParticipants entering 6th through 14th grade next yearParticipants who are interested in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cyber Security, Gaming, Mobile and Wearable Technologies 

 

We're looking for mentors and volunteers to help with this event! 

 THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS AND SPONSORS!

When

Thu, Dec. 10 - Sat, Dec. 12, 2015
4 p.m. - 4 p.m. US/Central

Where

Johnson Library
3517 Reed Road
Houston, TX 77051
United States