Windsor, Ontario (February 4th, 2016) – On February 27th, 2016, Vincent Massey Secondary School will be hosting MasseyHacks, a 12 hour long hackathon for students across Windsor-Essex County of all experience levels interested in programming and computer science.
Hackathons are events where people interested in any aspect of software development can come together to work and learn for long, uninterrupted periods of time in a collaborative environment. Prior hackathons have produced amazing results ranging from a website that helps teach people how to read to a prototype artificial hand built with cardboard and Myo (a wearable gesture/motion control device).
This hackathon is special since it is both planned by, and targeted towards high school students. There’s a lot of potential for greatness in high school students; both projects mentioned were made by high school students and even won prizes at university hackathons.
There are over 100 students signed up to participate so far. The event has attracted wider attention than just Windsor-Essex county with participants from the GTA and even Michigan. Students of Windsor-Essex county need an outlet where they can meet like-minded innovators and create something great. MasseyHacks gives them that opportunity.
“WEtech Alliance is a proud sponsor of MassyHacks because we recognize our region’s need to cultivate the next generation of tech talent and tech startups” says Yvonne Pilon, President and CEO of WEtech Alliance. “These high school programmers can become our next job creators in Windsor-Essex”.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1673647522918268.