Internet Safety Hackathon

Free Virtual Coding Competition for Students!

22 August 2021

1:00 - 3:00 pm EST

Event Description

Has your child been spending too much time on their computer lately? Are you worried about their safety on the Internet? Do you want your child to learn how to stay safe on the Internet while also having fun? Does your child want the opportunity to win fun and AMAZING prizes? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you should sign your child up for CompPassions’s FREE Internet Safety Hackathon!

During this hackathon, your child will learn about methods to stay safe on the Internet through a presentation and a guest speaker, as well as a brief coding lesson. Next, there will be work time to work on projects to eventually enter into the various prize tracks, as outlined below. Prizes will be given to winners of each track for each age group, as well as to various random participants throughout the event.

Who can attend?

Anyone between the ages of 8 and 13 may attend this event.

Participants will be competing in their age categories (ages 8-9, 10-11, 12-13).

Event Schedule (07/24/21)

01:00 PM

Opening Ceremony + Internet Safety Lesson

01:25 PM

Guest Speaker

01:40 PM

Coding Lesson

02:10 PM

Create Your Own Program

02:40 PM

Share Your Program
for Feedback

02:50 PM

Raffle

02:55 PM

Closing Ceremony

Meet the Speaker

Coming soon!

About the Organizers

CompPassion is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit aiming to keep kids safe on the Internet as well as spread our love of computer science, in hopes of developing a new hobby or even possibly a career out of this versatile tool. CompPassion’s Internet Safety Hackathon is our first large virtual event and we would be delighted to have you join us!

Our Sponsors

Coming soon! Interested in sponsoring or donating prizes to our event? Reach out to anna.catalano@comppassion.org and check out our sponsorship prospectus below!

Prizes!

For each age group (ages 8-9, 10-11, 12-13), you will have the opportunity to win in one of the below categories! 

First Place ($70 + 3D pens)

Second Place ($50 + wireless earbuds)

Third Place ($25 + wireless earbuds)

Most Innovative (fitness tracker)

Most Informative (fitness tracker)

Most Complex (fitness tracker)

FAQ

As a parent, can I sit with my child while they attend the hackathon?

Of course!

How much does it cost to attend the event?

The event is free! After you register, you will receive an email a few days before the event containing the Zoom meeting link and other necessary materials.

Can more than one of my children sign up to attend this hackathon?

Yes! Preferably, you can have them code on separate laptops but join the call using one laptop so there are no audio issues if the two participants are in the same room. Make sure to register each child individually using the registration link!

I am not located in the United States. Can I still join? 

Yes! However, we will not be able to teach our content in different languages, only English.