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Hackathon 2023: Coding for a Better Community (Ages 13+)

Dates: March 10-11, 2023

Meets: Novice-Sat 8:30 AM-5:30 PM / Advanced-Fri 5:30 PM-8:30 PM & Sat 8:30 AM-5:30 PM

Location: UWG - Carrollton

Select 1 Session/Workshop: $30.00

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Hackathon 2023: Coding for a Better Community

Sponsored by GreenCourt, the College of Arts, Culture, and Scientific Inquiry, and UWG Computing and Mathematics.

Friday, March 10 - Saturday, March 11, 2023


University of West Georgia




Do you love to design?

Are you passionate about technology?

Do you want to use technology to build a better community?


If so, we want you to join us to design and develop applications that help building a better community. Specific topics will be presented by community members the day of the event. You will be working in a team to implement your own app. Teamwork is a great way to meet other students who are passionate about technology. Professional mentors will be onsite to help you. The day will close with an exhibit where all teams showcase their work. Participants should bring a laptop (if possible), an open mindset, creativity, and a lot of enthusiasm! We provide the rest.


The Hackathon 2023 has two tracks (Novice and Advanced):


The Novice Track is open to middle, junior high, and/or high schools students, aged 13-18. You don’t have to have any coding experience to participate.

The Novice Track takes place March 11, 2023, 8:30 AM-5:30 PM


The Advanced Track is open to college students and high school students age 18 and above. You should have basic web development skills (e.g. HTML & CSS) and experience with a general purpose programming language (e.g. Java, JavaScript, C#). We strongly recommend that you have passed a web development course, like UWG's CS2100 Introduction to Web Development, and a CS1 course, like AP CS A or UWG's CS1301 Computer Science I.

The Advanced Track takes place March 10, 2023, 5:30 PM-8:30 PM and March 11, 2023, 8:30 AM-5:30 PM.


Registration Fee: Sign up by 2/26 to guarantee your seat and any promotional items. The registration fee is $30 and includes lunch on Saturday. Please indicate during registration if you have any special dietary considerations or accessibility requirements. An adult size t-shirt may also be provided if registered by 2/26. Please register in the name of the participant attending the Hackathon and select a Workshop: Novice Track (Ages 13-18) or Advanced Track (Ages 18+).


Contact: For specific information, please visit the Hackathon 2023 website at westga.edu/education/hackathon/ or email hack@westga.edu. If you require additional registration or billing information or clarification, please contact Erika McClain at emcclain@westga.edu or 678.839.6611.


Waiver: Upon registration, minor participant's (ages 13-17) parent/guardian should complete the online UWG Hackathon 2023 Youth Waiver Forms. Participants Ages 18+ must complete and return the UWG Talent Release Form.


Hackathon 23 Rules: By registering for the Hackathon 2023, the participant shall obide by the Code of Conduct, Contest Rules (if held), and Intellectual Property Rights, of which a copy will be provided at the event.


Cancellation and Refund Policy: (Refund Deadline is: January 29, 2023) A refund less a $5.00 administrative fee will be issued upon notification by telephone (678-839-6611), in person, or e-mail Continuing Education at conted@westga.edu on or before deadline.
Fee: $30.00

UWG - Carrollton

1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA 30118
Date Day Time Location
03/10/2023Friday5:30 PM to 8:30 PM UWG Technology Learning Center (TLC) 1116
03/11/2023Saturday8:30 AM to 5:30 PM UWG Biology Building

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