About

We are Roslyn Code Club, a club at Roslyn High School that takes pride in teaching the new generation all about coding. Last year, we held our first 12-hour hackathon, Roslyn Local Hack Day 2017 with over 40 students. This year, we’re bringing it back with a bigger and better event.

Now dubbed Roslyn Code Overload, on February 9th, from 9am to 9pm, we will be hosting over 50 students from across the tri-state area. Students of various skill sets and coding levels will come together to collaborate intensively on various projects, ranging from websites to mobile apps, and compete for prizes.

FAQs

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is best described as a coding and design marathon where teams come together to build a unique solution to a problem within 12 hours.

What if I'm a beginner?

That's okay! We'll have plenty of workshops and mentors that can teach you.

Who can attend?

All high school students are invited to attend, but must have an adult chaperone with them. See below for details.

How much does it cost?

Nothing! The event is free to all students thanks to Roslyn Code Club and our sponsors.

Do I need to prep for this?

Nope! Some show up with ideas in mind and teams formed while others don’t. We’ll have plenty of activities for you to form teams/ideas.

What should I bring?

You should bring your laptop, phone, chargers, and anything else you may need for your project.

Will there be prizes?

Absolutely! While winning is not the goal (it’s to learn!), there will be awards for the top teams.

Other questions?

If you have any other questions feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Registration

We invite all high school students to attend, but per school policy all non-Roslyn students must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. The chaperone can be either a teacher, parent, or other adult, but must be signed off by an administrator at the students’ school. A group of students from the same school needs only one chaperone as long as all the student names are listed on the registration sheet.

To Roslyn Students… You can register through this form.

To Non-Roslyn Students… If you are interested in attending, find an adult chaperone (teacher or parent) who can accompany you to the event. If you are inviting your teachers, you can send them this invitation letter from Roslyn Code Club. Once you find your chaperone, refer them to this webpage for further instructions.

To Non-Roslyn Teachers… Visit this page to see all steps for registering your students.

Schedule

8:30 a.m.

Doors open

9:00 a.m.

Opening Ceremony

9:30 a.m.

Team Building

9:45 a.m.

Coding Begins!

Construct 3 Workshop

11:00 a.m.

Intro to Hardware Workshop

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

3:00 p.m.

Kahoot

7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Dinner

7:45 p.m.

Judging/Presentations

8:30 p.m.

Closing/Award Ceremony

9:00 p.m.

Departure

Workshops

Construct 3 9:45am-10:45 am

Have you ever wanted to create your own game, but you felt intimidated by the idea of coding? In this workshop, you'll learn how to create your own space shooter game in Construct 3 and learn basics which will help you create your own game. We will be following this tutorial. No coding experience needed!

Intro to Hardware 11am-12pm

Ever wanted to learn how to make your program interact with the physical world? In this workshop we’ll learn how to make an Arduino microcontroller respond to external stimuli like light and touch, while controlling motors and LEDs. We’ll provide some FREE Sparkfun TInker Kits for you to use and will be following this tutorial. No coding experience needed! If possible, just install the Arduino IDE beforehand.

First Place

The team with the best project overall will win 2 BOSEbuild headphones and 2 BOSEbuild speakers.

Runner Up

The team with the second best project overall will win prizes $50 Amazon gift cards. Sponsored by ELMO.

Best Beginner Project

The team with all begineers (begineers defined as everyone's first hackathon) with the best project will win prizes $50 Amazon gift cards. Sponsored by ELMO.

Sponsors & Partners

See y'all soon!