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AngelHacks

Last year, 150+ students came together. Do you want to learn programming? Make something crazy? Come join us again this year!

December 18-20, 2020

AngelHacks 2.0 will be over the course of 2 days. You'll first choose which workshop you want to join, learn all the skills required with your mentor, get "speed-sorted" into a team, and come out the other side with an amazing project and (hopefully) a killer prize!

Sticker Exchange!
Sticker Exchange!
Students build projects in groups
Students build projects in groups

A place for everyone.

Underrepresented students are systematically discouraged from pursuing tech. Schools in LA have little to no computer science education programs—and students aren't exposed to programming until late high school or college. We're hoping to encourage students of all backgrounds, ages, and location to learn and love programming. No matter who you are, you’re welcome here—and you’ll surprise yourself by what you can accomplish. 💛

Student's presented their ideas to the crowd
Student's presented their ideas to the crowd

FAQ

  • Could I see last year's website? Yup! It's at 2019.angelhacks.org. Thanks for being there last time, and we hope to see you again. You can find the recap video on youtube, here.

  • How much does it cost? 💸 Nothing! Registration and attendance are 100% free, with meals, drinks, swag, & workshops included. We'll even have prizes for the top scoring teams/individuals!

  • Who can participate? 🔭 Any current student grades 6–12. If you’re under/over that age, email us & we’ll see what we can do. And if you're interested in mentoring or helping out, hit us up too!

  • Hacking‽ Is that safe? 👨🏿‍💻 No, we’re not “hacking” servers. The word is being constructively redefined for coding—apps, games, websites. It’s safe, supervised, & entirely educational. Now go look somewhere else, RSA.

  • What can I make? 🤖 Anything! A website, app, game, hardware hack, you name it. Judges will rate projects on creativity, technical skill demonstrated, polish, utility, and, last but not least, impact on the community.

  • What if I’m new to coding? 👾 At AngelHacks, complete beginners are not only welcome, but expected! Learn as you go with our intro workshops & mentors.

  • Do I need a team? 👨‍👧‍👧 Nope! You’ll have an opportunity to meet fellow hackers and make teams of up to 4—find some new friends, bring yours, or work alone.

  • What should I bring? 🧳 Plan to bring a student ID, computer (any kind), chargers, anything for your hack (e.g. hardware), and enthusiasm! We'll provide snacks and meals, so you don't have to worry about that!

  • Who runs this? Is it supervised? 👨‍🏫 We’re independently-organized by high schoolers, mostly from Ad Astra Hack Club, sponsored via a nonprofit called Hack Club. It’s fully supervised with 20+ adult mentors & chaperones.

Sponsors

Repl.itHack Club BankFrank.ly

Additional support from

Sticker MuleDeepAI

Judges

Judges will look over your project and evaluate it based on certain factors, such as impact, design, and utility. Interested in being a judge or mentor? Email us!

  • David Liberman

    David Liberman Co-founder of Frank.ly, lead. he/him

  • Daniil Liberman

    Daniil Liberman Co-founder of Frank.ly, lead. he/him

  • Peter Griggs

    Peter Griggs Co-Founder of DeepAI. he/him

  • Tom Preston-Werner

    Tom Preson-Werner Creator of Github and Gravatar. he/him

Team

AngelHacks is primarily run by a few students at the Ad Astra Hack Club.

  • Claire

    Claire Wang Executive Director, founder. she/her

  • Kai Musk

    Kai Musk Executive Director, co-founder. he/him

  • Damian Musk

    Damian Musk Executive Director, co-founder. he/him

Other Team Members

  • Yasper

    Yasper DeJong Regional Coordinator. he/him

  • Neel

    Neel Redkar Technology. he/him

  • Ryan

    Ryan Catullo Outreach. he/him

  • Jacob

    Jacob Haap Logistics. he/him