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Welcome to Expo Hacks III!

Expo Hacks is a high school hackathon — that is, an intensive thirteen-hour programming event where students work in teams to develop various software projects. The award categories of this hackathon include health, buisness, and education. Meet people with the same passion for creating as you and participate in some of our numerous workshops to learn about different skills you can use to compete in the competition. Sign up now to win some amazing prizes!

Where?

Dublin High School

When?

TBD due to COVID-19

FAQ

Who can participate?

Any high school student and 8th grader can participate in all of our events. If you've graduated from high school but still want to participate, feel free to contact us to inquire into being a mentor!

How do I form or join a team?

There will be a session at the beginning of the hackathon for you to meet others and form teams. Each team may have a maximum of four (4) people. You will also be invited to our Slack one week before the event starts; feel free to start making connections with other students there!

What should I bring?

Bring a valid student ID, a laptop, chargers, and power strips if necessary. We’ll supply an area for you to hang out.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

Just remember to add them to your application when you sign up — we’ll be sure to accommodate you! Please note that we do offer vegetarian options for all of our meals.

Who runs Expo Hacks?

Expo Hacks is run by the umbrella organization otherwise known as the Tri-Valley Youth Expo. We are comprised of a group of students from across the Tri-Valley. You can learn more about us when you meet the team

Prize Categories

Health

Health has always been a field where issues are created just as often as they are solved. While epidemics such as the infamous chicken pox and measles are almost fully eradicated, cancer, obesity, and other degenerative diseases are facing our society today. And that isn’t all — there are plenty of physical and mental disabilities that limit other people’s ability to succeed. In Health, your goal is to help make the world a safe, inclusive place — with a project that makes someone’s life easier, whether it’s a modern-day text-to-speak program or an ingenious app for quick medical communication.

Security

Everyday, millions of crimes occur all around the world. To fix these endless problems, it is important to innovate and come up with different ideas to make sure that people who live in areas that have high rates of crime are safe. There are so many different ways we can approach this problem - from developing cost-efficient security cameras to using the power of Artifical Intelligence to alert authorities. When it comes to security, it is important to come up with an idea that can effectively protect things while not being expensive as well.

Prizes

To be determined.

Schedule


Check In

7:30 - 8:00 AM


Introductory Speech

8:00 - 8:15 AM


Team Mixer Workshop

8:15 - 8:30 AM


Hacking

8:30 - 10:00 AM


Mobile App Development Workshop

10:00 - 11:00 AM


Hacking

11:00 - 12:00 AM


Cup Stacking Challenge

12:00 - 12:30 PM


Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 PM


Deep Learning Workshop

1:30 - 2:30 PM


Hacking

2:30 - 6:30 PM


Project Submission

6:30 - 7:00 PM


Judging

7:00 - 8:00 PM


Awards Ceremony

8:00 - 8:30 PM