Take the Fast Path to
Becoming a High School Hacker

Virtual • November 28 - 29th, 2020

Join us for a weekend of workshops that will
get you prepared to start building your future.


Hosted by Partnership with Boston University and BU Spark!

PreHacks is designed to give you an introduction to hackathons, coding, and a career in technology.

PreHacks is a free two-day program co-hosted with Boston University and BU Spark! for women and non-binary high schoolers to learn more about career paths in STEM and learn coding fundamentals. The goal of this program is to get you the resources and information you need to thrive at your next hackathon.

Saturday, November 28th


10:00 AM EST Program Overview & Welcome

11:00 AM EST Hackathons 101 Workshop
Hosted by Fiona Whittington

12:00 PM EST Hackathon Project Planning Workshop Hosted by Fiona Whittington

1:00 PM EST Lunch Break & Hacker Hangout with Current Boston University Students

2:00 PM EST Boston University Admissions Session

3:00 PM EST Getting Your Laptop Ready to Code

4:00 PM EST [email protected] Panel

5:00 PM EST Introduction to Web Development

Sunday, November 29th


11:00 AM EST A Beginners Guide to Creating Art with Javascript Hosted by Kelly Ly

12:00 PM EST Getting Started with Python
Hosted by Sreeya Sai

1:00 PM EST Lunch Break & Hacker Hangout with TechTogether Organizers

2:00 PM EST Team Formation for
TechTogether New York

3:00 PM EST Intro to GitHub

4:00 PM EST Guide to High School Internships Hosted by Hana Memon

5:00 PM EST Program Close

Frequently Asked Questions

No coding experience is required to attend. The point of PreHacks is to teach you the skills you need to build projects for hackathons and learn coding fundamentals.
We ask that you attend as much of the event as possible. However, you are not required to attend the event in full.
All you need is a laptop and access to wifi. If you don't have one or both of these resources, please email us at [email protected]

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