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Mar 2nd - 3rd, 2024
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Why you should come to HackPNW 🐳

The Pacific Northwest's premier ✨ hackathon just for high school students πŸŽ’

Meet awesome people

HackPNW attracts over 150 highschoolers in the Seattle area who love making cool shit, just like you, who you'll be able to work and interact with. How could you not make friends?

Completely free!

HackPNW is completely free, and we'll even provide you with food and swag! Hard to beat $0, not gonna lie.

Compete for prizes

Compete in a variety of categories to win over $TBA in real, actual prizes! Did I mention they're real?

Beginner? No problem!

HackPNW is designed to be beginner friendly, with tons of friendly mentors available to help you make your first hackathon project a success!

Made for highscoolers, by highschoolers

HackPNW is organized by a team of highschoolers with a history (2 events, hundreds of attendees) committed to making HackPNW the best it can be, just for fellow highschoolers πŸ’–

Level up your skills

There's plenty to learn at HackPNW, from workshops to chatting with other hackers. You'd also be surprised by just how much you can learn from making stuff, both team building and personal skills - practice makes perfect!

Convinced already? πŸ€”
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DETAILS

HackPNW Spring will be hosted in Suite 102 at Northeastern University Seattle on March 2nd - 3rd, 2024. It is open to all high school students for FREE. In-person attendance is mandatory for all participants.


Northeastern Seattle University

225 Terry Ave N, Suite 102, Seattle, WA 98109

March 2nd - 3rd, 2024

Sat 9AM - 8PM Sun 9AM - 5PM

Free

Schedule

All events are optional apart from ceremonies

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Saturday

Check-in

9AM - 10AM

Opening Ceremony

10AM - 11AM

Hacking starts! 11 AM

Intro to Git

12PM - 1PM

Lunch

1PM - 2PM

Intro to APIs

2PM - 3PM

Deploying on Serverless

3PM - 4PM

Dinner

Trivia

Sunday

Check-in

9AM - 10AM

Submissions due 2PM

Lunch

2PM - 3PM

Ping Pong

SSB

Closing Ceremony

4PM - 5PM

From Our Last Event

Here's some photos from HackPNW Summer 2023 β˜€οΈ to give you an idea of what to expect!

Attendees checking in to the event in the courtyard
An empty courtyard highlighting a HackPNW banner
Attendees filling up their plates with complimentary food
A high-angle shot of all the attendees standing in the courtyard, facing the camera

Frequently Asked Questions

πŸ€” What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a short event where people come together to build something cool. Usually following a theme, participants work in teams to create a project that they can present to a panel of judges and compete for prizes. Hackathons are a great way to learn new skills, meet new people, and have fun!

πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» Who can register for HackPNW?

Any high school student can register for HackPNW! We welcome students of all skill levels, so whether you're a seasoned veteran or a complete beginner, we'd love to have you join us!

πŸŽ’ What should I bring?

We recommend bringing a laptop, chargers, with everything you need installed (IDEs, toolchains, etc.), and most of all bring a positive mindset and good energy, and you'll have a great time! We're unable to provide hardware, so you must bring your own.

🌎 How big is HackPNW?

HackPNW has successfully hosted two events so far with over 250 unique attendees leading the way as the pacific northwest's premier high school hackathon. We're expecting over 250 attendees this HackPNW Spring 2024!

🀝 How many people are in a team?

Teams should be 2-4 people. After you register, you'll be able to create or join a team.

😰 What if I don't have a team?

No worries! You won't be the only one, and in fact hackathons are great for meeting people you wouldn't have otherwise met. You can find a team in our Discord Server or during the event.

πŸš— Is there parking available?

There is some limited street parking near Northeastern University (street parking rates apply), and there are larger garages nearby if you need to park.

πŸŒ™ Is HackPNW overnight?

HackPNW occurs over 2 days, however it is not an overnight event. You will have to leave at a certain time on Saturday and return the next day. Please see the schedule for more details.

⛏️️ What programming languages/tools/whatever can I use?

You're free to use whatever you want! You can make an app, website, game, robot or even just a design, really anything goes. We recommend using whatever you and your team are most comfortable with. As long as it can produce something cool by the end, you're good to go!

πŸ—οΈ Do you have examples of past projects?

Yes! Take a look at our Devpost for HackPNW Winter 2023 where the theme was "Automate an aspect of your every day life" and the Devpost for Devpost for HackPNW Summer 2023 where the theme was "A product that addresses an environmental issue in your community."

πŸ›£οΈ Can travel be reimbursed?

Hack Club are currently offering travel reimbursements for those that need to travel to in-person high school hackathons. This program is not facilitated by HackPNW. Please see Hack Club's Gas program website for more details.

πŸ“ WILL THERE BE PING PONG THIS TIME PLEASE I...?

I guess you'll have to come and see πŸ˜‰

πŸ‘‹ I have another question!

No problem! You can send us an email at [email protected] or in our Discord Server by asking in the #questions channel or opening a ticket and we will get back to you as soon as possible :)

Sponsors

Our generous sponsors help make HackPNW happen by keeping barriers to entry low so everyone to compete πŸ’–
Interested in sponsoring? Reach out to [email protected]

Partner

Northeastern University Seattle

Sponsor

Willamette University

Sponsor

Aerometal International, LLC

Prize Sponsor

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