Sandra and Mikayla Hill

               Co-Chair, Hackathon Competitions

Hackathon Competition

Bowie State University
Computer Science Building

14000 Jericho Park Road

Bowie, MD 20715

April 28, 2018

General Information:A hackathon is a gathering where programmers collaboratively analyze, design and code in an agile manner over a short period of time.  The Patriots hackathon will feature teams of four beginner-level middle and high school students who will take part in a prerequisite intensive Python training to compete in a challenging hackathon design of foster team work and collaboration while allowing them to showcase acquired development skills.

Training Workshops:  All students are expected to take part in an intensive hands-on training program for several months, led by software engineering mentors leading up to the hackathon.  Mentors will teach students basic and intermediate programming constructs and concepts that will allow them to develop applications through a series of hands-on and interactive training sessions.  By obtaining this foundational knowledge, students will be able to build upon these concepts and learn programming languages. Python is just the start. 




Expressions - Data Types - Variables - Procedures - Functions Design Techniques -Developing - Mock







         -  Session 1: Expressions, Data Types and Variables

        -  Session 2: Flow control and Flowing Charting

        -  Session 3: Procedures and Functions

        -  Session 4: Classes and Sub Classes

        -  Session 5: Design Techniques using Lumpy

        -  Session 6: Developing windows programs using Tkinter

        -  Session 7: Developing windows program Tkinter

        -  Session 8: Mock Hackathon using Tkinter

    Benefits for Students

  •   Prepare students for a career in Computer Science
  •   Receive experience in programming
  •   Work as a team; enhance team building skill
  •   Showing how applications can be used to solve real problems and emphasize that project
      work is iterative and continues beyond the event

     First Prizes       Each member on the team will receive a $100 Gift Card
     Second Prize    Each member on the team will receive a $50 Gift Card
     Third Prize       Each member on the team will receive a $25 Gift Card


     You must be an active member of the Patro-Tech Science Club.​

    Business and Government Support: 

     We will be reaching out to the Banking Industry, Northrop Grumman, Federal agencies, IT organizations, and colleges/universities.


5800 Martin Luther King Jr. Hwy;
Seat Pleasant, Maryland 20743




   Competition:  Judging

   Winner of the Hack the Day Hackathon will be selected by a panel of five-to-seven judges that includes industry 
   leaders and industry influencers.  Submissions will 
be scored at the end of the day based on the following
   criteria with a minimum score 
of 0 and a maximum score of 20 points, with the final score being the average of
   the judges' scores:    

   ​Simplicity (5 points):

  •    Is the application simple to use and can team explain it clearly in three sentences or less?

   Creativity (5 points):

  •    How creative was the team in developing an innovative solution for the challenge?
  •    Relevance (5 points):
  •    Did the team create an application that solved the problem that was presented?

   Design ( 5 points):

  •    Was the UX/UI intuitive and appealing?


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Workshops will start in October 2017 to April 2018 
2nd & 3rd Saturday of each month ​ 10am - 12noon 
Prince George's Community College