Hack the Northeast

Hack the Northeast: a free 36-hour hackathon that will be held virtually June 5-7.

A hackathon is a primarily computer science focused event where students can work in teams of 2-4 people to make a project (typically apps, websites, or games) to further their knowledge of computer science. Students will work on this project for 36 hours and will learn a lot in the process. Anyone can participate and we will be hosting workshops that cater to a variety of skill levels, plus we will have experienced mentors available. HTNE is free and any high schooler can attend!

The team at HTNE is working hard to make this event memorable and exciting, and want to get as many high schoolers as possible to take advantage of this opportunity.


WBEZ Crowdsourced Graduation Speech

From WBEZ….

WBEZ is looking for 2020 Chicago area high school grads! We are assembling a community graduation speech, written line by line by seniors. We’ll air the speech on 91.5. To contribute, check the link. Please spread the word! Deadline is 5/29. bit.ly/2ZrjMLm

Summer CS Opportunity for Rising Seniors

NOTE: Application deadline is Friday.

The UIC CHANCE program is offering a 5-week Digital Scholars program for rising HS seniors who are members of underrepresented groups.

The program starts June 22 and will give students an introduction to programming using Python, with activities that are visual and provide room for creativity.

Given the disruption to many summer activities, this is a great opportunity for continuing engagement and growth for students interested in CS.

The flyer is attached, and you can find more information at https://chance.uic.edu/community-outreach/pre-college-programs/ (Please note that this modified program will *not* result in UIC course credit.)

CS Flyer.pdf

Cyber Security Opportunity – Application closing soon!

The Office of Computer Science has teamed up with DePaul University to offer a one (1) day virtual workshop where you will be provided an opportunity to learn how security engineers explore networks and systems.

The first half of the day you will learn about the different Operating Systems that live on the internet. You will learn how to navigate and configure these systems. During the second half of the day you will engage in a Capture The Flag (CTF) competition with the rest of the participants where you will apply what you learned earlier in the day.

Both students and teachers are encouraged to complete the form below to apply. Completion of an introductory computer science course (e.g. Exploring Computer Science course or equivalent) is preferred. A computer and internet access is also required as this event will be conducted online.

The Event will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 9am – 3pm. Space is limited so apply now, the application closes this weekend.

Questions? Contact Jesus Duran at jduran30 or Nick Stoyas at nestoyas

Application link: https://forms.gle/F5R2HHhyaTgbWD6v6

Virtual Meeting – Microsoft’s AI for Good Programs

A joint meeting with Chicago Chapter ACM / IEEE Computer Society Chicago / The Mid-America Club IT Club

Microsoft’s AI for Good Programs

Speaker: Adam Hecktman
Director of Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Philanthropies, Microsoft Corporation

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

6:00 pm – 7:00pm

Online meeting via Zoom:
Password given before meeting to those signed up on meetup.

Admission: Free, open to the public