Presto Hacks is a 3 day virtual event (specifically, a hackathon) where teams of 1-4 participants are given 40 hours to code a web or mobile application under the theme of music technology. After the 40 hour period, the projects will be judged based on a set criteria, and the group with the best project in each category will receive a prize.
The event will be held over Discord and Zoom on October 22nd-24th, 2021. More details concerning schedule, operations, and safety will be posted closer to the event on the website. With any questions about these details, contact email@example.com.
Anyone aged 13-22!
Presto Hacks has 3 primary goals:
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Friday, October 22nd
|5:00 - 6:20 p.m.||Team Formation Session|
|6:30 - 7:20 p.m.||Opening Ceremony|
|7:30 - 8:10 p.m.||Survival Guide to Hacking|
|8:20 - 9:20 p.m.||Intro to Web Development|
|9:30 - 10:30 p.m.||Talent Show|
Saturday, October 23rd
|9:00 - 9:50 a.m.||Breakfast with Musicians and Software Engineers|
|10:00 - 10:50 a.m.||Intro to Web Development 2|
|11:00 - 11:50 a.m.||Intro to UX Design|
|12:00 - 12:40 p.m.||Impact of Technology on Music|
|2:00 - 2:50 p.m.||Intro to App Development|
|3:00 - 3:50 p.m.||Intro to Video Game Development|
|4:00 - 4:50 p.m.||AI in the Music Industry|
|7:00 - 7:40 p.m.||Getting to know GitHub|
|7:50 - 8:30 p.m.||Trivia, Show off and Gaming Time!|
|8:40 - 9:20 p.m.||How to Ace at your Pitch|
|9:30 - 11:00 p.m.||Movie Night!|
Sunday, October 24th
|9:00 - 11:30 a.m.||Mentoring Session|
|11:30 a.m.||Project and Contest Submissions // Starts Judging|
|1:00 - 1:50 p.m.||Professional Opportunities in Music|
|2:00 - 2:50 p.m.||Internships / First Jobs|
|3:30 p.m.||Judging Ends|
|3:30 - 3:55 p.m.||Skribble.io Music Theme|
|4:00 - 4:25 p.m.||Among Us!|
|4:30 - 5:30 p.m.||Closing Ceremony and Winners Announcement|
Founder and Executive Director
Associate Director and Director of Outreach
Director of Operations
Director of Marketing
Director of Research
Director of Finance
No! We will have workshops to teach beginners how to build a basic website (in HTML). We will also have a prize category for the best beginner project!
No - you are still eligible for swag even if you only attend the workshops and game sessions.
You are still welcome to participate - hackers can choose their level of involvement. Please communicate with your teammates about your absence if this is the case.
Absolutely! Synchronous hackathon activities are usually held during the day, with the exception of a few games. If submitting a project, you can find teammates with similar expectations of time commitment to coding as you.
No! Hackers can work by themselves or with anywhere between 1 and 3 other hackers.
Please notify a Presto Hacks organizer in the Discord so we can resolve the issue. You will be able to identify the organizers by the color of our usernames in the Discord.
It’s ok if you don’t understand everything! You can learn more about hackathons here and at our "Survival Guide To Hacking" workshop. If you have any questions, please ask the Presto Hacks executive team!
Check out this Discord tutorial made by our marketing team!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!