Hippo Hack

A 12-hour hackathon on Monday, August 28th
at the Reuben Hoar Public Library in Littleton, MA

What exactly is a Hackathon?

Don't worry, we are not actually hacking in the sense of the word "hacking!"

A hackathon is a place for creators to come together and work on a project relating to computer science and other fields of STEAM. These projects will be shared with everyone and we will all have an opportunity to appreciate the hard work and creativity put into these amazing projects.

Henry the hippo needs your help! He was last seen sobbing as he trudged away from his former habitat (destroyed by humans ofc).

After talking to Chris the crocodile, he has come to the revelation that he needs you (yes, you!) to help him accomplish his aspirations and better him and his species!

The What

Hippo Hack is a 12 hour hackathon where students of all experience levels across the Greater Boston area will congregate for a day full of collaboration, teamwork and fun! Hippo Hack is a completely free hackathon for students in grades 6-12!!

The How

Competitors will create a project from our list of topics based off of Henry's needs, and by the end of the hacking time, the judging phase will begin and winners will be chosen by judges as well as you guys! We will offer prizes in addition to other free merchandise!

Register here!!!

Hippo Hack 2023 has ended!!

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Calendar of events

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Reuben Hoar Public Library - 35 Shattuck St, Littleton MA 01460

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I have ZERO programming experience. Should I come?

OF COURSE! We will run a number of introductory classes during the day if you are just starting out! There are plenty of projects you can make utilizing your skills to the fullest potential (and its basis doesn't have to be tech related!)

How much does it cost?

It's completely free! Participants will receive complimentary merchandise, food, and more!

How many people can be in a group?

4 people maximum can be in a group. You can also work in smaller groups or even solo. If you need a group, we can help you find one to work in!

What should I bring?

Bring your computer and a charger as well as anything else, including other tech-related gear you may want, so that you can work as productively as you can. However, we will be bringing spare gear and we will be able to loan out Chromebooks if you don't own a computer or you forget to bring yours :)

What age do I have to be in order to participate?

Hippo Hack is for all students in grades 6-12!

About Us

Hippo Hack is hosted by Enginuity Tech! Not everyone has an equal opportunity to fully learn and appreciate the world of STEAM. At Enginuity Tech, we offer students free STEAM classes as well as organize local computing competitions in the Massachusetts area for all students of any programming expertise. Discover more about us at our website!