圣. 卢克的这家网站 is a student-led event held on campus, typically in January, in which participants have time and space to learn something new. While some students might devote this time to developing apps, others are focused on building products, 设备, and services of all types.
 

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圣. 卢克的这家网站 is a great opportunity to learn about and practice fabrication, 工程, 编码, or simply creative problem-solving. No knowledge of 编码 or 工程 is required, just a willingness to learn while having fun.

在过去几年里, Hackathon participants have gathered to work—collaboratively or independently—on bringing an idea to life. They collaborate, prototype, and then actually build a project. For example, we recently provided our Hackathon participants with the opportunity to work on 挑战 faced by the Ridgefield-based Prospector 剧院, a first-run movie theater providing employment to adults with disabilities.

St. 卢克的教师, 校友, and volunteer mentors, including senior people from Google, 推特, 脸谱网, and impressive NYC-area startups, have been present during our Hackathons to oversee the experience and provide feedback and guidance.

Each year we have a number of students who have never done anything like the Hackathon. Many are not “techies” and arrive with some trepidation. What’s so rewarding is how often those hesitant participants return to participate again and encourage and guide the next wave of curious newbies.
 

无人机游戏

In January 2023, the Hackathon took on a different form when we partnered with 无人机的传说 to host "无人机游戏," a two-day, interactive drone experience for SLS students in grades 5-12. 请参阅 照片 from the event, watch our video trailer below, or check out this 宣传单.

Previous Hackathon Moments

 

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 2 frequently asked questions.

  • What exactly is a “hack” - I thought hacking was a bad thing?

    是的, that’s one meaning of the word, but another meaning is to “cobble something together,” especially when it refers to a problem that needs solving. So if you can produce even a semi-working prototype of an app, a website, a device, etc. that solves a problem that bugs you, then you’ve hacked it.  

    The word "hackathon" is a portmanteau of the words "hack" and "marathon." Hack is used in a playful and exploratory sense. Many colleges and businesses run hackathons to engage their communities in creative problem-solving and the thrill of learning something new.
  • What are simple hack examples?

    Here's an example of a hack that was needed during the time of our partnership with the Prospector 剧院, as described further up on this page:


    Here are two additional examples:
    • How many times a day do you ask someone or get asked, “What period is it/is next?” You could create a watch, a LED sign for the hallway, a screensaver, etc. which instantly tells you at a glance, “It’s now C period. You have 7 minutes left until D period.”
    • Do you enjoy the messages in fortune cookies or cool quotes? What if you created a device for the Commons where you push a button and a store receipt printer instantly pops out an inspirational quote for you?
 
 
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