Hackathons

Thank you for offering to help contribute to computer-science education by improving Pencil Code!

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When

The next Hackathon has not yet been scheduled, but will be in late Summer or Fall 2014.

Sign up above to be notified when the next hackathon is scheduled.

Information below is for previous hackathons.


Where

Location: Google Cambridge

Address: 3 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA.

Here is a map.

Entry details: The entrance to 3 Cambridge Center is located on Main Street between Clover restaurant and the MIT Coop.  Enter the newly renovated lobby and then proceed through the glass doors on your right.  Please give your name and the event name (the Pencil Code Hackathon) at the security desk (you will need a photo ID) and head up to the 4th floor to check in.

Transportation: The Kendall Square T stop (red line) is right next to our building.  There is also a parking structure on the corner of Broadway and Ames Street, with entrances on both streets.  Be sure to let us know if you have parked in the garage, and we can get you a voucher for free parking.

Who

The monthly events are open to the community. Both expert wizard coders and non-expert-coders are welcome.  There will be lots of Googlers there: come and hang out with programmers who are passionate about education.

Contact david.bau@gmail.com to sign up, or sign up using the form above.

If you know somebody who is enthusiastic about Computer Science Education who would be interested in helping and contributing, please point them to this page!

The Hackathon Goals

Pencil Code is devoted to making programming as universally accessible and useful as a pencil.

At the hackathons, we will do two types of hacking:

Rough Schedule

Come and contribute for whatever time you are available.  It will be an organic, fluid event.  (Though, please do sign up in advance ASAP so that you can get space, food, and a badge to the building.)

9AM - Welcome to the event.
9:15AM - Pitches - team leaders introduce themselves.
9:30AM - Form the teams.  Trade spots, meet your team.
10AM - Start hacking.
12:30PM - Grab a Google lunch and eat over food.
3PM - Teachers wrap up.  Demos over snack and beer.
5PM - Coders wrap up.  Demos and clean up.