On October 14th, 2016, an in-service day for nearly all schools in Washington State, including SGS, TeenTech Washington will hold its second annual Techathon. The event is open to teams of students from grades 6 though 12 in the Puget Sound area and beyond. The goal of the Techathon is to engage participants in civic problem solving through the use of modern technology. It’s very much like our Orientation Design Wars activity, but with an addition of technology.
Teams will spend the day working to create technology solutions for real-world problems. We call it a Techathon, because it is open to any use of modern technology you can imagine. This could be programming, circuitry, 3D modeling, photo editing, or anything else. No experience is required and tech-industry professionals will be onsite as mentors for the entirety of the event. At the end of the event, teams will have the opportunity to pitch their project to a panel of judges, and the winners will have the opportunity to submit their projects to the TeenTech Wold Pitch, a global competition. You can read about last year’s winning projects here.
The event is completely free, with a light breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks provided. Regular supplies, as well as 3D printing, laser cutting, and some prototyping tools, will be available on site, but teams should bring their own computers and any specialty electronics they think they may need.
Find your team members and sign up by October 1st. If you need help forming a team, make sure to contact Carly for help!