Through the Hack League student teams will be given the opportunity to use open data from their school neighborhoods to design, prototype, develop, and evaluate apps, games, and websites that address real-world community issues. Students will creatively engage in a human-centered design and strategic problem-solving process aimed at improving quality of life and civic issues.
The Hack League will kick off with in-school, teacher-led hackathons throughout the winter. Student teams will then progress to the final, citywide hackathon that will take place in the spring.
Specific dates will be communicated with participating schools.
The YourStreetNYC team from Susan E Wagner High School designed an app that allows users to report dangerous street conditions, immediately notifying the city of the exact incident place, and serves as an easy resource for the collection of street disaster data and patterns!
The Initium team from Voyages South High School designed an app that aims to improve the 21st century classroom experience by allowing teachers to provide individual attention to students, inside and outside of the classroom!
The Safe Driving Alerts team from The Gordon Parks School designed a thoughtful approach to alerting community members to news about road safety in their area, with the goal of reducing traffic accidents!
The EarlyBirdz team from IS 127 Anning S. Prall designed an app to help students get to school on time, complete with incentives for improved attendance!
One of the 2019 Hack League winning teams from The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria documented their experience from Round 1 to the final. Watch their journey below.
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