What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an event in which a large number of people meet together for collaborative programming. This hackathon is created to get more students involved in computer science and sharing ideas with other people. You must sign up to attend ORHX.

When is it? How long does the event last?

We are looking to host the event on May 19th. The date may change but we will keep you updated! The hackathon will be 12 hours long! If you sign up on the registration page we'll be sure to send updates right to your email. Please note, you MUST sign up for the event through our form to be elibgible to participate.

How much does it cost to attend the ORHX?

Nothing! It’s true, this hackathon is made possible by all of our generous sponsors and mentors that all believe that education should be free for everyone. Everyday, we work tirelessly to secure these funds so we can ensure we create the best hackathon possible.

What should I bring?

We will not be able to provide any computers so you will have to bring any tech yourself. We recommend that each student brings a laptop. You can however bring a dektop computer. Peripherals like drawing tablets, computer mice, tablets etc. are allowed but may not be necessary for the hackathon.

Do I have to stay the entire time?

No you are not required to stay at the hackathon from the beginning to end. All transportation must be found by you as well. However, staying the entire time increases your chances of winning cool prizes and you would have the opportunity to participate in more workshops so it is highly recommended.

Where do I sign up? Can I bring a friend?

Please sign up using the website’s registration page. Friends are only allowed if they are a part of the El Dorado School District. Due to safety concerns we will not be allowed to accept anyone outside of the district, and will be checking school ID's at the entrance. Don't worry about a thing, you're in safe hands!

Do I have to bring my own meals?

No, all meals are being provided by the hackathon preparation team along with plenty of snacks for everyone. There will also be vegetarian meal options, please include this information when you sign up on the registration page of the website.

Where is the event located?

The event is hosted at Oak Ride High School in El Dorado Hills. We are located at 1120 Harvard Way. Please visit the directions section for more information. Please remember that transportation is up to the individual so carpooling is encouraged.

What can I do if I’m not that good at programming?

Over the course of the hackathon, there will be presentations and seminars designed to teach new students programming techniques, practices, and standard business tools. There will be workshops like web design, Github basics, and more. Stay tuned for more information. Beginner or advanced, there are plenty of opportunities to learn for everyone.

Why would I want to come?

There are a bunch of reasons! You get to work with other students who are interested in computer science, and meet with professionals. Plus businesses are always looking for talented programmers.

Max Phelan


Alex Rodgers

Web Development

Nathan Vardas

Venue and Logistics

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Events and Mentorship

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