NEW YORK CITY'S FIRST HIGH SCHOOL QUANTUM HACKATHON
The Hack-Q-Thon is an all-day event featuring workshops, learning opportunities for students and parents, a hackathon highlighting technical skills (coding), business planning skills, and more.
Our goal is to provide a hands-on learning experience using quantum computing to solve real-world problems. We encourage high school students, parents, and teachers to attend with their students to help spread the knowledge back to their peers.
We're proud to announce that Q-munity's 2020 Hack-Q-Thon is being held at and sponsored by New York University!
Members of the NYU team will help run and facilitate the event. Thank you to Professor Javad Shabani for helping make Hack-Q-Thon possible!
One of the world's leading quantum computing companies is working with us to host this event!
IBM Quantum, a global leader of quantum computing education, will be sending researchers and staff members to help run workshops and teach about quantum computing.
The agenda is being finalized, but below is a sample of what the day will look like. We encourage all participants to stay throughout the entire day.
8:30am - Registration & Breakfast
9:00am - Networking
9:30am - Workshop: Quantum 101
10:20am - Workshop: Qiskit Basics
11:00am - Challenge Prompt announced & Teams form
11:30am - Hacking begins
12:30am - Lunch
5:30pm - Hacking ends
6:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Presentations begin
8:00pm - Awards & Wrap Up!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to have prior hackathon experience?
Nope- we don't expect you to come in as Quantum Computing experts. This event is perfect for all levels of quantum computing and programming! The end goal is through the workshops and project creation you will walk out of the event ready to explore in Quantum Computing even more. Prior experience is helpful, but not necessary, we'll have developers and experts available to help you out!
Who can participate?
High school students who are passionate about technology and are willing to dedicate time to learning about Quantum Computing, prior to the Hack-Q-Thon. You must be 14 or older to attend.
How do I learn quantum computing?
As high school students, we realize that learning something like Quantum Computing may seem like a daunting task. We want to help you succeed in the Hack-Q-Thon so we developed a resource compilation that has a bunch of information that will help you in acquiring a breadth of knowledge in quantum computing! We'll also have workshops during the Hack-Q-Thon for you to apply those skills!
What are the teams?
Our event isn't just to teach you quantum computing but also help you meet new people. You can come with friends but we advise you to choose your team during our allocated networking sessions.