Applications are now open for the 3rd annual SPARK! Hackathon on January 27 & 28, 2018! This two-day event of learning and making is open to high school students throughout the region. The experience offers participants a unique opportunity to get connected to industry experts and other students who are passionate about changing the world through technology. No previous experience required.
I was able to work with people representing companies whose names I recognized immediately, It made me feel like I was doing something important, and like I could represent a major company one day." - 2016 participant, 2017 mentor, and 2018 student organizer and Albemarle High School senior Cami Pastore
Be a role model at SPARK!
SPARK! Hackathon is a unique opportunity to bring together the vibrant tech community of Charlottesville with young people interested in solving real-world problems with tech. We are looking for volunteers to help lead workshops, mentors students and be role models throughout the weekend.
It takes a lot of support to make the SPARK! Hackathon a success. Sponsors provide workshops, mentors and submit problems for the students to address. Most important, they join area students to build a community of problem solvers, making the world a better place.