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Blu’s Hacks 2024

The 5th annual Branham Hackathon will take place Sunday, March 24th in the Branham cafeteria. We are open to any middle or high school student of any programming skill level. Lunch, brunch, and dinner will be provided to all attendees throughout the day, and prizes for the best submissions are valued at over $30,000. Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors, our event is completely free of cost!

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Blu's Hacks is an all day event and will take place from 8:30 am to 9:15 pm, with doors opening at 8:00 am for check in. Participants will work in teams of 2 – 4 members to create and submit a product based on a prompt provided at the beginning of the competition. A short judging period will decide the winning submissions based on a project rubric. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced coding workshops will be hosted at the start of the day. In the evening, we will also have cybersecurity capture the flag challenges with its own prizes. There are limited spots available, so sign up as soon as possible to secure your place!

Tentative Schedule

  • 08:00AM – Doors Open & Check In Begins
  • 08:30AM – Welcome Ceremony & Challenge is announced
  • 09:00AM – Workshops
  • 10:30AM – Project Time! & Brunch
  • 12:00PM – Lunch
  • 05:00PM – Dinner
  • 07:45PM – Submission Due & Cybersecurity CTF Begins
  • 08:45PM – Cybersecurity CTF Awards Ceremony – Parents Welcome!
  • 09:00PM – Overall Awards Ceremony with Keynote Speakers – Parents Welcome!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, it will be hosted in the Branham High School Cafeteria.

Yes! The event is entirely free and participants will receive brunch, lunch, dinner, and snacks free of charge.

Yes! We will help you find a team on the day of the event. Please arrive when doors open so there is enough time to do so.

Yes! Thanks to our sponsors we have both cash prizes and other prizes valued over $30k.

The event is accessible to everyone. There will be workshops suitable for both beginners and people with experience.

The event will be Sunday, March 24th from 8:30am to 9:15pm in the Branham High School Cafeteria. We will send the most up-to-date information through email a couple of days before the event to those who signed up.



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