A 2 Day Student Hackathon thats open to all Houston area School, College, and University students!
September 22 & 23, 2018
9am to 8pm (on both days)
InvestH2O Youth and Student Water Resiliency Hackathon
A two-day weekend gathering of high school, community college, four-year and graduate student teams organized to address specifically defined challenges for urban water-related resiliency.
Using a fast-paced ‘hackathon” process and methodology, teams will be introduced to the overall issues of water management and resiliency by subject matter experts, chose a challenge to address, receive mentoring and feedback in generating technologies and integrated solutions, and present their “products and services” to a set of judges for awards and recognition during the InvestH2O 2018 Forum on September 26th, 2018.
InvestH2O 2018’s topic was chosen in response to the ongoing threat of storms and floods in one part of the State, drought and depleting sources of water in other parts of Texas.
Too much water one day, not enough the next.
Additionally, the demand for uninterruptible water supplies due to industry and population growth, expanded use of sensors and the Internet of Things, and the requirement for fortifying critical infrastructure are persistent challenges and pressures on communities, citizens, ratepayers, industries, and facilities!
So at the INVENTATHON@HCC, you can do anything from coding an app, building a robot, or making something uniquely creative based on a given theme of Water for Fall 2018!
Teams can consist of 2-5 members and you will have approximately 16 hours to create something amazing! and Yes, you can do it by yourself, but it won’t be the same!
Hackathons, like the INVENTATHON@HCC are a can’t miss experience! You can learn something new, make something that the world has never seen before, and win some amazing cash prizes!
Day 1 of the Fall 2018 INVENTATHON@HCC
Day 2 of the Fall 2018 INVENTATHON@HCC
|1||9:00am – 9:30am||Registrations & Check-in|
|1||9:30am – 10:00am||Opening Ceremony: Introduction of Staff, Mentors, Participants|
|1||10:00am – 11:00am||Strategic Insights on Water-Related Issues, Challenges, and Resiliency Lessons-|
Learned: Public and Private Sectors
– Defining Water Management in the 21st Century
|1||11:00am-11:15am||Introduction of Grand-Challenge Areas of Focus for Hackathon
“Process, Rules of Engagement, and Schedule of Activities”
*Inventing Officially Begins
|1||11:15pm-Noon||Team Building and Mentor Roundtables|
|1||Noon-1pm||Working Lunch: Continue Team Building|
|1||1:00pm-6:00pm||Project Development – Inventing Continues|
|1||6:00pm-8:00pm||Working Dinner & Wrap up|
|1||by 8:00pm||Depart from HCC SW Campus|
|2||9:00am – 9:30am||Check-In|
|2||10:00am – 11:00am||Pitch Presentation Talk|
|2||12:00pm – 1:00pm||Working Lunch|
|2||1:00pm – 4:00pm||Finalize Inventathon Projects and Prepare Presentations|
|2||4:00pm – 5:00pm||Project Submission Deadline|
Judges will review projects
|2||5:00pm – 6:00pm||Community Showcase|
|2||6:00pm – 7:30pm||Pitch Presentations, Awards Closing Ceremony|
Where is the INVENTATHON@HCC happening?
This Fall 2018, the INVENTATHON@HCC will occur at the Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Building at Houston Community College Southwest College’s Stafford Campus. See above for location details.
Who can attend the INVENTATHON@HCC
Any middle-high school (grades 6-12), community college and university student in the Greater Houston Area whose registered can attend and participate.
Can you team up for INVENTATHON@HCC?
Yes! In fact, we recommend teams of 2-5 members to get the most out of the event. A lot of this is teamwork, and you only have 16 hours to create something amazing!
What should I bring to the INVENTATHON@HCC?
Laptops, chargers, cell phones, and of course passion will be helpful.
Bring your tools, paper, supplies, kits, that you need to make your invention.
Please note: Knives, firearms, and other dangerous things from the outside world are not permitted at the event. HCC Police will be on site and may not permit items that it deems unsafe for others.
How much does INVENTATHON#HCC cost?
Admission is free thanks to our sponsors mentioned below!
Please note only registered participants will be allowed on campus and registration will be closed when at event capacity of 120 participants.
Will there be awards and prizes?
Of course! We want to recognize your efforts and the time you spent at the event. We will have professionals in various STEM fields as judges to help evaluate the projects and award the prizes.
1st Place: $500.00
2nd Place: $300.00
3rd Place: $200.00
$1000.00 will be awarded Sunday evening!