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. Last year’s Hackathon was sponsored by industry experts including the Mozilla, QIM, WillowTree, UVA's Department of Biomedical Engineering, Perrone Robotics, Locus Health and SmartCville. These sponsors provided workshops, mentors and submitted problems for the students to address. Most important, they helped area students get practical guidance for using technology to solve problems and make the world a better place.