About Us

Learn about the students behind hackEdu.

Who are we?

hackEdu is organised by a group of King's College students who are passionate about technology and computer science. By organising this event, we hope to promote computer science throughout Auckland and give students a better understanding of the importance and culture behind computer science.

  • William Shen - Founder, Sponsorship
  • Menake Ratnayake - Logistics & Communications
  • Peter Xu - Public Relations
  • Frasier Cho - Communications
  • Alex Wilton-Reeves - Media

What is hackEdu?

hackEdu is the first hackathon organised by students, for students in New Zealand. Our goals are to allow secondary school students both learn how to code and put their coding skills to good use by solving social and civic issues. Furthermore, we wish to increase the interest of computer science and programming within schools in New Zealand as many schools are not fortunate enough to offer such subjects.
hackEdu is free to attend with a fun day filled with tech talks from industry professionals, programming workshops, Agile workshops and completing problem sets with the help of experienced mentors! To check out the schedule for the day, please read the student handbook on the resources page.

When and Where?

Saturday 19th September 2015 from 8:30am to 6:30pm
King's College, Auckland, New Zealand

Rules

  1. There must be three participants per team.
  2. You must choose a project from the problem sets.
  3. Have fun!

Prizes

There are many awesome prizes up for grabs thanks to the generosity of our partners and sponsors! Overall there is a pool of over $1700 worth of prizes. For information on the exact prizes please check the participant information booklet on the 'Resources' page.

Food

Food and drink will be provided to all participants at no cost. If you have any special dietary requirements please note them down when registering on the form.