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AngelHacks

Middle and high schoolers, what can you make in 12 hours?

October 26, 2019 @ Snapchat HQ in LA

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AngelHacks is a 12-hour hackathon. 100+ students from across LA will come for the weekend. You’ll team up (or go solo, if that’s what you prefer) to build an app, game, or website. We’ll provide free meals & drinks. In the evening, judges will pick the best projects to demo for everyone and win prizes. There'll be raffles and giveaways throughout the event as well! You’ll meet people, create amazing new things, & have fun.

Sticker Exchange!
Sticker Exchange!
Students build projects in groups
Students build projects in groups

A place for everyone.

Underrepresented students are systematically discouraged from pursuing tech. Schools in LA have little to no computer science education programs—and students aren't exposed to programming until late high school or college. We're hoping to encourage students of all backgrounds, ages, and location to learn and love programming. No matter who you are, you’re welcome here—and you’ll surprise yourself by what you can accomplish. 💛

Workshops teach intro coding skills
Workshops teach intro coding skills

FAQ

  • How much does it cost? 💸 Nothing! Registration and attendance are 100% free, with meals, drinks, swag, & workshops included. We'll even have prizes for the top scoring teams/individuals!

  • Who can participate? 🔭 Any current student grades 6–12. If you’re under/over that age, email us & we’ll see what we can do. And if you're interested in mentoring or helping out, hit us up too!

  • Hacking‽ Is that safe? 👨🏿‍💻 No, we’re not “hacking” servers. The word is being constructively redefined for coding—apps, games, websites. It’s safe, supervised, & entirely educational. Now go look somewhere else, RSA.

  • What can I make? 🤖 Anything! A website, app, game, hardware hack, you name it. Judges will rate projects on creativity, technical skill demonstrated, polish, utility, and, last but not least, impact on the community.

  • What if I’m new to coding? 👾 At AngelHacks, complete beginners are not only welcome, but expected! Learn as you go with our intro workshops & mentors.

  • Do I need a team? 👨‍👧‍👧 Nope! You’ll have an opportunity to meet fellow hackers and make teams of up to 4—find some new friends, bring yours, or work alone.

  • What should I bring? 🧳 Plan to bring a student ID, computer (any kind), chargers, anything for your hack (e.g. hardware), and enthusiasm! We'll provide snacks and meals, so you don't have to worry about that!

  • Who runs this? Is it supervised? 👨‍🏫 We’re independently-organized by high schoolers, mostly from Ad Astra Hack Club, sponsored via a nonprofit called Hack Club. It’s fully supervised with 20+ adult mentors & chaperones.

Sponsors

Repl.itHack Club BankFrank.lyAd AstraBalsamiqZeitSpaceXProctor & Gamble

Additional support from

SketchShaweeSashidoBugseeDesmosDeepAIWolframCloudSploit

Judges

Judges will look over your project and evaluate it based on certain factors, such as impact, design, and utility.

  • David Liberman

    David Liberman Co-founder of Frank.ly, lead. he/him

  • Daniil Liberman

    Daniil Liberman Co-founder of Frank.ly, lead. he/him

  • Peter Griggs

    Peter Griggs Co-Founder of DeepAI. he/him

  • Zach Latta

    Zach Latta Hack Club Founder. he/him

Workshops

  • Intro to Programming If you're completely new to programming, this workshop will teach you what coding is, and the basics of computing algorithms and data structures!
  • Make your own Website Zeit.co will teach a workshop on making a website with Next.js, which is what this website is built with! Next.js is a framework of React, a popular web design language.
  • VexIQ Robotics Looking to make a hardware hack? We'll have a robotics workshops that'll teach you how to build and code a robot that can do whatever you want, be it picking up your trash or folding your laundry.
  • Intro to Game Dev Game development is a great (and fun!) introduction to programming. You'll be using Unity to make a simple (or complex) game.
  • GitKraken GitKraken is a very useful tool in project development! It's used to deploy code onto GitHub as well as being a workflow. This is a quick workshop for more skilled programmers that are looking for a faster way to work.
  • Meme Generator As the name suggest, you'll be making a meme generator website... for the laughs! (And if you want, for the reddit karma...)
  • More workshops to be announced!

Team

AngelHacks is primarily run by a few students at the Ad Astra Hack Club.

  • Claire

    Claire Wang Executive Director, founder. she/her

  • Kai

    Kai Musk Executive Director, co-founder. he/him

  • Damian

    Damian Musk Executive Director, co-founder. he/him

Other Team Members

  • Yasper

    Yasper DeJong Local coordinator. he/him

  • Evan

    Evan Nishi Advisor. he/him

  • Neel

    Neel Redkar Tech. he/him

  • Ryan

    Ryan Catullo Outreach. he/him

  • Jacob

    Jacob Haap Advisor. he/him