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Students participate in Hackathon

We had over 90 students from Ankeny Southview alone and near 200 at the event. Students from DCG, ADM, and Johnston also participated.

The driving question for the event was: “How can information technology help solve complex problems faced by Iowa’s workforce?” We had career professionals from the various clusters provide more insight into their fields and work with students to create new ideas for solving some of those needs.  Students from each school were placed on 20 different teams to apply their newly learned content and skills to their team’s project. This event was designed to provide a real environment where students could practice the universal constructs and get exposure to several different careers.  The event was a huge success.

 

Hackathon presentation

Hackathon overview

Hackathon group