After a near-miss from Hurricane Ian, nearly 200 students from 20 Charlotte-area schools gathered on PD’s campus on Oct. 1 to design, innovate, and establish entrepreneurial plans for PD’s third Hackathon event.
As with the first two events, students were given a local problem to tackle, and this installment’s prompt was mental health resources for the community. It was the school’s largest Hackathon event to date, with the most schools participating.
Students formed teams of two or three and spread around campus, utilizing new spaces including the IDEAS Xchange in Dickson-Hemby, then presented their concepts to teams of judges separated by Lower School (grades 4-5), Middle School, and Upper School divisions.
Ideas presented ranged from apps that provide anonymous interpersonal interactions to devices that partner with Google classroom to assist students in executive functioning and time management.
Two participating groups will continue to work with the Dottie Rose Foundation on their entrepreneurial journey to implement their plan.
The event was supported by local partners including Tresata. Providence Day will conduct another Hackathon in spring 2023. Watch https://www.providenceday.org/academics/ideaspd for details.
See more Hackathon photos here.
Ardrey Kell High School
Carmel Christian School
Charlotte Country Day School
Charlotte Latin School
Charlotte Preparatory School
Covenant Day School
East Mecklenburg High School
Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences
Lake Norman Charter School
Myers Park High School
Northridge Middle School
Northwest School of the Arts
Polo Ridge Elementary
Providence Day School
Sedgefield Middle School
Trillium Springs Montessori