"Empowering Students Through Technology"




General Information:The 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.

Program: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. 

Training Workshops: Workshops will start in December 9, 2018 10am - 12noon Prince George's Community College

All meeting are held from 10am - 12pm at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Maryland 20774.

  • 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

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:   

   ‚ÄčSimplicity (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?

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


  • 1st Place:   Each member of the team will win $100.00
  • 2nd Place:  Each member of the team will win $50.00
  • 3rd Place:   Each member of the team will win $25.00

Business and government support:

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

Fee:  You must be an active member of the Patriots/NSBE Jr. Chapter

Information and registration: Call Patriots at 301/925-9350

Hackathon Competition
Youth Summit on Technology
May 4, 2019

Bowie State University
Computer Science Bldg.

Bowie, Maryland
10:00am - 12.00pm

Sandra and Mikayla Hill
Co-Chair, Hackathon Competition