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Overnight Hackathon

Camelback is gearing up for an overnight Innovation Hackathon, November 16-17. The Hackathon includes entrepreneurship, engineering and Montessori science students from Camelback as well as 5th-8th graders from four partner elementary schools-- Madison #1, Pat Tillman, William T. Machan and Wilson Elementary.

The students and teachers choose to focus the hack on four of the goals from the Global Goals Initiative campaign-- Fresh Water, Education, Food/Agriculture and Recycle & Reuse.

Several community partners, colleges and entrepreneurs will help kick off the event and the first “hack” of the evening will be two Farm to Table Chefs who will be working with Camelback’s advanced culinary students to prepare the evening meal.

The teams of inventors (students) will come to the Hack with a problem to solve and the idea for their prototype. They will have Friday evening through Saturday morning to build their prototype (in the school’s maker space) and create their pitch board. They will pitch their idea to a panel of judges to compete for awards in various categories, Saturday morning.

The Camelback Entrepreneurship/DECA students came up with this event. They secured the sponsors, met with the teachers, and designed the agenda.