GlobalHack VII Youth Design Challenge

Use tech to make a difference

The GlobalHack VII Youth Design Challenge allows students ages 13 to 18 to gain tech experience and skills by creating a software solution to a real-world problem. Students take part in this beginner friendly, one-day design challenge on Saturday, October 13. No prior coding experience is necessary—student teams (up to 5 students per team) will use Google slides or other ‘wireframing’ tools to build their innovative solution. Through this collaborative experience, students work together to build an app that addresses a relevant social issue, and works towards change. They will explore the software industry by experiencing what it’s like to work on a different project team, within a variety of unique roles.

Held in the concourse of Chaifetz Arena, participants will have a chance to tour the GlobalHack VII competition and experience the thrill of fast-paced software creation. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks will be provided.

GlobalHack VII Youth Design Challenge
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Chaifetz Arena
8am to 8pm

Student Registration

Event FAQ

What is the difference between the Youth Design Challenge and the youth division at GlobalHack VII?

The GlobalHack VII Youth Design Challenge is a one-day design challenge and focuses on taking an concept from an idea to a wireframe or app design without any coding knowledge. The Youth Division within GlobalHack VII runs Friday through Sunday, is integrated in the larger event at Chaifetz arena, has larger prizes, and focuses on creating a working prototype with actual code. If your student is comfortable with coding (or has participated in a hackathon before), they should consider signing up for GlobalHack VII and entering the youth division.

My student doesn’t know anything about coding. Is that ok?

Absolutely! We will provide them with all of the tools and knowledge to get you started in designing an innovative software solution.

What is the schedule for the day?

Registration and check-in kick off at 8:00 am sharp. The awards ceremony concludes at 8:00 pm. Winners of the Youth Design Challenge will be recognized during the closing ceremony on Sunday, October 14 at Chaifetz Arena.

What does my student need to bring?

Just themself and a laptop! If they need to borrow a laptop, please indicate that on the registration page.

What are the age ranges for this event?

Participants in the GlobalHack VII Youth Design Challenge must be between the ages of 13 and 18. 18 year olds should not yet have completed high school.

My student doesn’t have a team. Is that ok?

Yes! We will match you up with a team if you register by yourself. We will randomly match individuals, pairs and trios together to form larger teams.

Are there scholarships available?

We have a limited number of full scholarship tickets available. Please contact Beth at beth@globalhack.org for more information.

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