ANova Hacks 2019 FAQ
Who will be in charge of my child at ANova Hacks?
ANova mentors; all highly qualified, medical experience available, etc.
Students will be monitored 24/7: exiting Covo will be closely watched with ID systems, check-out systems
How will my child get to/from ANova Hacks?
Mentors will meet students at Powell St. BART station to pick them up
Mentors will walk students to Powell St. BART station to drop them off
Parents can also choose to drop students off and pick students up directly in front of Covo
A check-in and check-out system will be used when students enter and exit the venue
What if my child cannot bring a laptop?
Thanks to our partnership with Facebook, we have Macbook Pros available for all students to use during the hackathon!
Laptops will contain top-of-the-line software that students will need at the hackathon.
What is ANova Hacks?
A 24-hour hackathon hosted by Berkeley ANova for high school students from underresourced communities and backgrounds
An opportunity for students with little to no background in computer programming to see their unique projects come to life
A chance to go beyond the classroom, merging the fundamental computer science techniques taught at our weekly site visits with workshops geared towards the construction of a project
A space for students to learn valuable skills in workshops like web design, college admissions, and more, all led by experienced ANova mentors and industry engineers
Why should I go to ANova Hacks?
To collaborate with other students with similar interests to work on cool projects
To take advantage of 24 hours of quality resources and mentorship provided by experienced ANova mentors
To learn valuable skills in computer science that can be applied towards future personal passion projects
To indulge in three free meals, get free swag, make new friends, learn new topics, and code!
When is ANova Hacks?
Friday, March 15th, 2019 @ 6PM - Saturday, March 16th, 2019 @ 6PM
Where will ANova Hacks be?
Covo, San Francisco
981 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Located very close to Powell St. BART station
How much will ANova Hacks cost?
ANova Hacks is completely FREE to all accepted attendees!
Travel reimbursements in the form of BART tickets will be provided for students upon request
How will travel reimbursements work?
Once you’re accepted, we’ll release a form allowing you to opt into receiving a BART ticket loaded with the exact amount for two trips to and from the BART station closest to your school and Powell St. BART Station
Tickets will be mailed to your college counselor or an applicable point of contact at your high school
What will be provided?
Dinner, breakfast, and lunch (sponsored by Facebook)
Snacks throughout the course of the hackathon
24/7 mentorship from experienced ANova mentors to give advice and guidance in your projects
Interactive, hands-on workshops led by experienced mentors and engineers
FREE ANova Hacks sleeping bags for you to keep (sponsored by Facebook)
FREE ANova Hacks t-shirt
FREE swag from industry sponsors
What are the prize categories and prizes?
Best Social Good
How can you use code to make your community a better place? Can you identify possible solutions for important social issues that impact the world around you?
Prizes: Xbox One S (sponsored by Microsoft Teals)
Are you a first-time hacker and/or have never programmed before? We’re looking for beginner teams eager to demonstrate what they’ve learned throughout the hackathon in an original project.
Prizes: Polaroid cameras + film (sponsored by Facebook)
Can you think of ways you can improve a student’s learning experience or teach someone something new?
Prizes: Herschel backpacks + Hydroflasks (sponsored by Facebook)
Best Security [SPONSOR: Facebook]
This is a fun security challenge you and your team can work on throughout the course of the hackathon!
Prizes: Amazon Echos (sponsored by Facebook)