Welcome to Star-Hacks!

Where Imagination becomes Reality

Future Hackathons:
NETSCOUT, Allen, Tx, on 10/19/19
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Past Hackathons:
NETSCOUT, San Jose, CA, on 3/16/19
NETSCOUT, Westford, MA, on 3/16/19

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The Hackathon

Brainstorming, Coding, and Solving Problems
12 Hours long
Prizes and Swag!!!

Star-Hacks is a non-profit hackathon event organization by "Shooting Stars Foundation" (More on that below). The main goal of Star-Hacks is to provide people with a chance to pursue what interests them. It could be coding, medicine, dancing, social work, etc. This organization chooses to support the person in their passion by introducing them to STEM academics. Research shows that STEM work is useful and appreciated in any field, and reaps major benefits. What better way to achieve this than through hackathons?
 

Hackathons are 12-hour long event on brainstorming, coding, and solving problems that one faces in the real world. In this current age, we all believe to be living in the golden era of humanity. However, it is up to us, the dreamers and the innovators, to turn imagination into reality, and further society's growth. The good news is that Star-Hacks hackathon doesn't warrant you to have any prior experience in coding: just bring any laptop and android tablet or phone if you have, its respective chargers, and a winner's mindset. At the hackathon, we will provide workshops from skilled techies in the workforce who will help boost your project's outreach. As Brian Tracy once said, "There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking".

About Shooting Stars

Why Shooting Stars Foundation?

Shooting Stars Foundation's main goal is best summarized through the organization's quote: "We believe in the power of education - by enabling access to education for one generation, we can empower future generations to break the cycle of poverty." So far, Shooting Stars has outreached to 8 developing countries and has sponsored 30 global graduates! It takes $4,000 to sponsor a student for four years. By performing this hackathon, we hope to sponsor one child for an entire 4 years of college! 

 

Hackathon Details:

 
 

FAQs

Q) What is a Hackathon?

A) A hackathon is an event that typically runs anywhere from 12-36 hours, bringing together people from all backgrounds and technical abilities.  Reality can be anything you want to create. By brainstorming and implementing ideas, you learn and also enlighten others around you.

Q)Who can attend the Hackathons?

A) Any student! However, our hackathons are designed for grades 7 to 12.

Q) Do we need any coding experience to join?

A) No, we have mentors who are familiar with the industry available to help you :)

Q) How are teams created?

A) Teams are self-created, meaning you can form your own teams. Teams can consist of up to 4 members per group. if you don't have a group, don't worry! We will make sure you are paired with the right people.

Q) Are Ideas important?

A) Ideas are arguably the most important aspect of any hackathon. We recommend spending at least half an hour on brainstorming an idea. If you get stuck; no need to worry! Star-Hacks mentors and volunteers will run brainstorming sessions for you to attend, which will help a lot.

Q) What should I bring?

A) Just your Laptop Computer (Mac or Windows), android-based Phone or Tablet (if available), charger(s), ID. We will provide the rest :)

Q) What is in it for companies?

A) We are offering help to streamline processes for hackathons. By doing this, the stress and work of organizing a hackathon is taken care by Star-Hacks team, who are veterans in hackathon logistics.

Q) What if I want to help sponsor a hackathon?

A) Great! Sponsorships help create an impactful event. The sponsorship packet with the different levels of sponsorship is available on the Resources page of the website.

Q) What if I have more questions?

A) Don't hesitate to email us at info.starhacks@gmail.com. We appreciate any feedback/questions!

 

Sponsors

Sponsors are the biggest helpers ever! Without you, Star-Hacks can not take place. If you are interested in sponsoring, click here for sponsorship prospectus.

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