Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT
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San Joaquin County Office of Education 
Wentworth Education Center
2707 Transworld Drive
Stockton, CA 95206

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SJCOE, Office of STEM 


H2O Hackathon: 10-hour App Development Contest {Learn | Collaborate | Develop | Innovate | Win} 

Fourth Annual H20 Hackathon / March 16, 2019

Hosted By:  The San Joaquin County Office of Education, iHub San Joaquin, and IBM Cloud

Who:  San Joaquin County high school and college students and teachers - come be a part of this exciting app development contest!  Only 20-teams will be selected. Each team consists of one instructor/teacher and four students.  Get your team together, create a team name, and apply today.  The application process will close January 31, 2019. 

Training:  Teachers/Coaches must attend an IBM Cloud training on 2/7 for coaches only at the San Joaquin County Office of Education from 4pm-7:30pm.  There will also be a follow-up training for coaches and students on 2/21 also from 4pm-7:30pm. 

Preparation:  Teachers and students will be trained by IBM.  Teams will be provided with various water based challenges that we face in California today.  The team will be responsible for its own research and team preparation time.  On the day of the H2O Hackathon, the team will be notified which water challenge they are being assigned. Creat an app to solve a current water solution - convince the judges yours is the best - and WIN!

Fees and Winnings:  Each team must pay an application fee of $100.  (Financial help available if needed.)  Breakfast snacks, lunch, and dinner will all be provided to the participants.  Additional family and community members will be invited to join a dessert awards reception and ceremony at the end of the day.  And don't forget about the free t-shirts, grab bags, and cash prizes to the top winning teams. Top award winner will receive the CALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE sponsored GOLDEN SPIGOT AWARD of $5,000!

Don't miss out - apply now!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call the Office of STEM at 209.468.4880.