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Are there hackathons at HBCUs for high school students?

Hi friends! I'm a junior who loves coding and I heard about college hackathons. Does anyone know if HBCUs host hackathons for high school students? I'd love to get involved, especially if it could help with college admissions. Any insight would be amazing, thanks!

7 months ago

Hello there! It's impressive that you're looking to engage in coding activities outside of school. Yes, a number of HBCUs host hackathons that high school students are welcome to attend. These events can be a fantastic way to develop your coding skills, meet like-minded peers, and add a significant experience to your college resume.

Specifically, Howard University has been known for its BisonHacks, and Morehouse College has hosted hackathons in collaboration with companies like Google. To find more, it's a good idea to check the websites or social media profiles of the computer science departments at various HBCUs, as they often share information about upcoming hackathons and other related events.

Moreover, participating in hackathons definitely can make a positive impact on your college applications—it shows initiative and a passion for your interest in technology. Just remember, the most important thing is to learn and have fun in the process! Keep coding and good luck exploring these opportunities!

7 months ago

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