Office of Education
MEDIA ADVISORY / CALENDAR ITEM
November 5, 2019
For more information:
Dave Schermer, Director of Communications
Overnight Computer Coding Event for Students Coming to Ventura County
Registration Now Open for Students and Mentors
High school students in Ventura County will have the opportunity to learn computer coding and put their creativity to work at a unique overnight event on December 6 and 7 in Camarillo. At the third annual Hackathon by the Sea, students will team up to code projects such as games, apps and websites. No prior coding experience is necessary and the students will be guided by professional mentors. The event is free and includes meals, snacks and prizes. The Hackathon is a fun and engaging way to expose students to the world of computer coding and the many career opportunities available in the field.
WHAT: Hackathon by the Sea Version 3.0
WHEN: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM to Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 at 4:30 PM
WHERE: VCOE Conference and Educational Services Center – 5100 Adolfo Rd., Camarillo, CA 93102
REGISTRATION: Free registration for students and mentors is at this link: bit.ly/hbts2019
The Hackathon is open to all Ventura County high school students. Laptop computers will be provided to participants who need them. The event is free, but space is filling up quickly, so interested students should register now at bit.ly/hbts2019.
Volunteer Mentors Needed
A team of volunteer mentors is needed to provide support and guidance to the student participants. Technology professionals and college students are encouraged to apply to be mentors. More information about becoming a mentor is available here.
A promotional video of last year’s Hackathon by the Sea is available here and additional information about the event is at www.vcoe.org/hackathon. Media coverage of the Hackathon is welcome.
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About the Ventura County Office of Education
The Ventura County Office of Education provides a broad array of fiscal, training and technology support services to local school districts, helping to maintain and improve lifelong educational opportunities for children, educators and community members. VCOE also operates schools that serve students with severe disabilities and behavioral issues, provides career education courses, and coordinates countywide academic competitions including Mock Trial and the Ventura County Science Fair. Learn more at: www.vcoe.org.