About Us Contact Us Help


Archives

Contribute

 

METROHACKS - 200+ Hacks Come Alive On May 21st And 22nd In Boston

Shrunothra Ambati
02/04/2016

Technology is all around us in today’s modern society. From within our homes to outer space, computers, robots, machines, and gadgets have penetrated every aspect of our lives. Behind all this technology are computer scientists, who somehow make all our apps and websites work. I used to think about computer science as just about writing lines and lines of commands in a strange language I didn’t understand. However, the more I learned, the more I realized that computer science is about innovating, setting trends, trying to see into the future, and using logic and reasoning to make the world more efficient, connected, and accessible to everyone.

This is why a group of friends and I, from my school, decided to bring a 24-hour hackathon, called MetroHacks, to the Massachusetts area. We believe that every high schooler should have the ability to pursue and cultivate their passion for computer science. This hackathon will bring together students from all different corners of New England, united by a passion for building and innovating, to try new things and to challenge themselves.

High school students can apply, form teams, attend informational workshops, and create an app or project over the course of 24 hours that will be judged by a panel of highly qualified judges and win thousands of dollars worth of cool prizes. So far, we have been sponsored by Microsoft, Thalmic Labs, Dash, Z-Tech, and MIT Launch.

 We hope everyone will join us in promoting a fun, creative, and fresh perspective of computer science in the New England region! The MetroHacks team wants to bring a new sense of purpose to the traditional high school hackathon.

The hackathon will take place on May 21st-22nd at One Cambridge Center, Microsoft New England’s headquarters. We will provide food and registration is completely free online, at http://metrohacks.co.

If you have any questions, please contact info@metrohacks.co. See you there!

Shrunothra Ambati is a high school senior at the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, in Marlborough, Massachusetts.



Bookmark and Share | Share your Comments

Comments :
Post a new message

In this Issue
2nd Bike For Dharma: In Support Of The Veterans


In May 2015, Team Maruti, a team of bicycling enthusiasts (many with no prior experience) from Bharathi Vidyashram and the Hindu Temple of New Hampshire rallied to “Bike for Dharma” as part of the 2015 Honor Ride New Hampshire in support of the nation’s injured veterans, and contributed over $1300 to the event through their participation. Bharathi Vidyashram and the Hindu Temple of New Hampshire are once again happy to encourage you to join in the second “Bike for Dharma” as part of this year’s Honor Ride around Nashua, NH, on June 4th, 2016, and make a difference in the lives of our healing heroes.
[more]

2nd Bike For Dharma: In Support Of The Veterans
India Association Of Rhode Island’s Holi Festival Of Colors


by Bonnie Combs
I love to try new things and meet new people, so when I saw a posting on Facebook for the India Association of Rhode Island’s Holi Festival of Colors, I knew I had to go. My husband and I try to do something together every Sunday and this was a great opportunity to do something new and different.
[more]

 India Association Of Rhode Island’s Holi Festival Of Colors
WHA Presents Heal Your Gut, Heal Your Body


The Wholistic Health Alliance (WHA), founded by Dr. (Vaidya) Pratibha Shah, is holding its first Symposium on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 10am-3:30pm at Dwarkamai Temple. The title of this event is “Heal Your Gut, Heal Your Body: Learning from Ayurveda, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Reiki, and Yoga.”
[more]

WHA Presents Heal Your Gut, Heal Your Body
Saheli Completes Third Computer Literacy Class In Quincy


by Mariya Taher
On May 18, 2016, Saheli concluded its third basic computer literacy class for adults. The class ran for twelve weeks and offered training in email, Internet skills, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint at beginner and more skilled levels.
[more]

Saheli Completes Third Computer Literacy Class In Quincy
Amazing Artistry At Ekal Event


by Akhil and Ayush Upneja
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA New England Chapter held a musical fundraiser featuring professional Bollywood singers from India. The event was magical with great entertainment. The funds raised helped Ekal NE move towards their goal of supporting 1008 schools.
[more]

Amazing Artistry At Ekal Event

You may also access this article through our web-site http://www.lokvani.com/




Home | About Us | Contact Us | Copyrights Help