SoTechie proudly announces HackInteractive, A Hackathon focus to teach inner-city Kids technology skills in today workplace.
Join us at the first ever HackInteractive for amazing prizes, access to awesome APIS, and delicious food as we hack the weekend to benefit CampInteractive’s programming.
At HackInteractive, engineers will leverage various APIs to tackle key problems for students in the current education system
Why have a Hackathon for Kids?
Lack of Personalized Learning: Students are left behind or left waiting for others to catch up due to varying learning speeds
Limited Teacher Time: Teachers are strapped for time for personalized instruction and connecting students to resources
Teacher Technology Gap: Teachers are often behind on technology and don’t know how to use the equipment provided for them
ELL Language Barriers: Student progress suffers for students whose ﬁrst language is not English
Difﬁculty of Specialized High School Selection: The process for school selection is confusing and complicated, without clear requirements for specialized programs.
Lack of Teacher Transparency: Whereas systems exist to evaluate teachers, students are unaware of information that is available to them.
A few of the key details are below:
Hosted by Alexis OHanian, Co-Founder of Reddit
APIs: Bitly, Twilio, Foursquare, 10Gen
Join over 1,000 techies for #techinmotion
CampInteractive’s year-round programs introduce inner-city, at-risk youth to the creative power of technology. We use cutting-edge tech education tools to provide students with the skills and opportunities they need to succeed, and instill the leadership qualities necessary to achieve their potentials. Our modular, project-based curriculum provides an adaptive learning environment in which the students will flourish and focus on teamwork, self-confidence and sense of community. This dynamic experience prepares them to thrive through ambiguity in their academics and kickstarts success in their professional careers.