Registration open for annual ‘Hack Cupertino’ student event

The City’s Teen Commission and Recreation Department are hosting a hackathon in Cupertino.The City’s Teen Commission and Recreation Department are hosting a hackathon in Cupertino.

The popular student event ‘Hack Cupertino’ is returning this summer, with new adjustments for the COVID-19 reality.

Instead of the normal 13-hour overnight hackathon, the event is moving online with an extended submission period.

Registration is underway in advance of the opening ceremony on Saturday, July 18. At that Zoom-based event, judges will present the problem for teams or individuals to address by app, software, or website.

The work period then runs from 6 p.m. on July 18 until 11:59 p.m. on July 25. The extended period might seem like a significant shift from the short burst of previous years. But it means judges will be honing in and expecting more.

“You have one-week to complete your submission, but that means our judges will be looking at your projects more closely,” organizers said.

Participants can be ages 13-18, though 18 year olds must still be in high school. Entrants can range from one to four participants.

Liability and rules forms must be completed prior to the start of the event.

To see more information, visit the city’s website or the event page.

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