Palm Beach Tech AssociationPalm Beach Tech Association

February 23-25, 2018

South Florida Science Center

BENEFITING OUR COMMUNITY

ABOUT OUR HACKATHON

The Palm Beach Tech Hackathon is a three day event where participants form teams, vet ideas, create a project, then present their work to an expert panel of judges.

The event will benefit the School District of Palm Beach County and the STEM Education Council, supporting our local community through technology. This is also an opportunity to volunteer your talents to support local nonprofits.

Teams will consist of engineers, designers, developers and entrepreneurs, with successful teams having a mix of these areas of expertise and winners walking away with a combination of cash and in ­kind prizes!

Friday @ 6:00 PM

Kickoff Party and Team Forming at VXIT

Saturday @ 9:00 AM

Hacking Officially Begins

Sunday @ 10:00 AM

Judging Presentations & Awards Ceremony

First Place

$2,500 Cash + In Kind Prizes

Second Place

$1,000 Cash + In Kind Prizes

Third Place

$500 Cash + In Kind Prizes

Our Venue

South Florida Science Center

4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

The South Florida Science Center exists to “Open every mind to science” and provide curious minds of all ages with an entertaining & educational journey through science and technology.

FAQ

What is a Hackathon?

A hackathon is a 24 hour competition where participants form teams, vet ideas, create a project, then present their work to a panel of judges.

What makes it unique?

Our Hackathon is intended to serve our community, specifically the schools, students, and families in the Palm Beaches

How does it work?

First you register, then form a team at the kickoff party, build your solution, and lastly present to the judges.

What to bring?

A laptop, laptop charger, phone charger, headphones, pillow, toiletries, change of clothes, and a great attitude.

Will there be food?

All meals will be provided with extra treats and plenty of coffee throughout the weekend as well as.

Do I have to be a developer?

Definitely not. We welcome designers, writers, creatives, and anyone with an idea, there’s a place for you!

Rules

The details for the official rules can be found by clicking the below.

Code of Conduct

This is the code of conduct.

Speakers

Mayor-Muoio

Jeri Muoio

Mayor, West Palm Beach

Lew Crampton

President & CEO

Dan Cane

President & CEO

Dr. Pete Licata

Asst Superintendent, Choice and Innovation

Judges

Audrey Hammonds

Rick Blalock

Liz Rodriguez

Chris Craft

Michael Fowler

Guil Hernandez

Coaches

Cristina Escalante

Todd Albert

Greg Block

Damian Montero

Jeremy Lawson

Jason Thomas

BROUGHT TO YOU BY

Presenting Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

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