• Jan. 10, 2018: Discover the next Bill Gates in your school by being part of the 2018 CBusStudentHackathon: Coding For Community!

    Franklin University and Battelle are partnering to organize a Hackathon for High School students, to correspond with the annual Hour of Code activities and schedules. Register before February 12, 2018 and let us know if your school would like to be part of the 2018 CBusStudentHack - Coding for Community: Peacebuilding Hackathon!

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    • What: The CBusStudentHack - Coding for Community: Peacebuilding Hackathon is a 7 week programing contest for central Ohio area high school students.
    • Training: Participants in the CBusStudentHack will have access to tools and software to develop apps. Students will also be mentored by academic leaders and Franklin students.
    • Theme: Apps will be focused on peacebuilding and conflict resolution for a better community.
    • Details: Apps submitted to the CBusStudentHack will be judged on the software quality, the potential impact on the Central Ohio region, execution and creativity.
    • Why: Provide Central Ohio high school students 21st century skills. Promote computer science education. Prepare high school students for college and career readiness. Solve real world problems. Help students develop technical communication strategies. Open the doors of opportunity and creativity.
    • When: Kickoff Event: March 16, 2018 (9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) and Judging & Awards Finale: April 27, 2018 (9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
    • Location: Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave, Columbus, OH 43215
    • Partners: CBusStudentHack is possible due to the support from our leading organizers Franklin University, Urbana University, Battelle, and the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Other partners are in the midst of joining the effort.
    • Prizes: Cash prizes will be awarded to student team members:
      Grand Prize: $5,000
      2nd Place: $3,000
      3rd Place: $2,000
      Other raffles and prizes will be available to the students.
    • Connect & Register: #CBusStudentHack