The “Code For Hood Teen Hackathon,” geared to Sacramento-area disadvantaged youths ages 12 to 18, will kick off its three-day run Friday at the Greater Sacramento Urban League offices.
Activities are scheduled to start at 3 p.m. Friday at 3725 Marysville Blvd. An awards ceremony is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Offered in conjunction with Sacramento-based HackerLab, the hackathon involves teams of one to five individuals working 30 hours to create a new software or hardware product. There’s an emphasis on basic coding, video game design and design thinking. Each team will be helped by experienced mentors. Final projects will be judged.
HackerLab calls the event “Sacramento’s first urban youth hack.” Code For Hood is a nonprofit that hosts hackathons and coding workshops in urban neighborhoods.
For more information or to register for the Sacramento event, see codeforhood.com.
Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.