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What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a technology-focused event where individuals can come together and work on new projects in a short period of time. During this period you can build anything you want, an app, a robot, or a website, the only limitation is your imagination! CodeQuantum will be a 24-hour hackathon that is filled with mini-events, workshops, and hacking!

The WCC Hackathon is one of the largest hackathons held in Baja California. takes place in a sprint of 24-hour and is geared towards students in Baja California to promote innovation! The hackathon will help attendees develop their skills, explore new technologies, and turn their curiosities and visions into opportunities.

Organized by the WeCanCode student chapter in Ensenada Baja California, WeCanCode is dedicated to creating a safe hacking space for students in the tech field and inspiring everyone to be part of the fun.

What is this year's theme?

We won’t have an official theme this year, we just want everyone to code something they feel passionately about.

BUT, we will have a Social Good Challenge! The community’s commitment to social responsibility stays strong and aims to find sustainable answers to the challenges the world is facing. Whether it’s a networking app to connect food banks with the people that need them or a mobile app meant to secure water reserves…the sky is the limit! Any project utilizing the challenge will be given extra points at voting time from the judges.

What are tracks?

Tracks are meant to classify participants according to their expertise and experience. This helps place them with adequate support, coaching, and mentorship during and after the event.

Which tracks exist?

Two classifications exist, one for seniority and another for expertise.
Seniority Track Badges
– Beginner
This track is for first-time programmers or support who have little to no technical experience.
– Intermediate
This track is for programmers or support who have around 1+ years of technical experience.
– Advanced Intermediate

This track is for programmers or support who have around 3+ years of technical experience.

Experience Track Badges:
– Project Manager
– Designer
– Developer
– Quality Assurance

What can you do at WCC Hackathon?

– Make Friends: We have a few events lined up for those hackers who want a break and want to have fun! Our events will allow you to meet new friends, get creative, and make memories you won’t forget!

– Learn New Skills: WeCanCode aims to provide not only a safe hacking space for participants but also to provide a learning experience for everyone! We plan to accomplish this by providing fun and informative games!

– Expand Your Network!: We have a few sponsors that you are able to network with!WeCanCode will also have mentors that will be available to work closely with hackers throughout the event. They will be able to assist with questions and problem-solve with hackers on their projects!

– Earn Prizes: What is a hackathon without prizes?! We have some awesome prizes for the winners.

Do I need to know how to code?

No, you don’t! You do not need any background in technology to join, everyone is welcome! Students of all skill levels are encouraged to attend, we are very beginner friendly and are prepared to guide you through this years event!

How much does it cost to attend WCC Hackathon?

It is FREE for all participants thanks to our amazing sponsors!

How big can a team be?

There will be about 3 to 4 students per team. You can also work alone, but we encourage every hacker to collaborate with the other great minds at WCC Hackathon.

Are begginers welcome?

Of course! Hackathons are a great place to learn new technologies, meet new people, network with sponsors, add something to your resume, and hack something cool. 😉

Can I start working on my hack before the event?

No. In the interest of fairness, hackers should not be working on their projects before the hackathon begins and we do not allow participants to work on pre-existing projects. However, you can familiarize yourself with all the tools and technologies you intend to use beforehand.

What to bring to the hackathon?

Please bring a valid ID (or any student ID if in high school), a computer (preferably a laptop), chargers, and any hardware you will use for your hack. No firearms, weapons, alcohol, or illegal drugs are allowed on campus. BONUS: Sleeping gear, can get creative like a tent, air mattress and pillows!!!

Is the event in person for everyone?

Yes! This year we are finally fully back in-person and everyone, whether from Baja or not, is welcome to attend the event!

Covid 19 Protocols?

Are masks required at the event?
Masks are not required, but are strongly suggested for all participants for the safety of everyone participating.

Do we still have to social distance?
Social distancing should be practiced at the participant’s discretion and is strongly encouraged.

The temperature at the door?

Absolutely, we will be taking temperatures at the door, so if you are exhibiting symptoms please advise.

Will there be food or entertainment?

Yes, and yes! Students attending WCC Hackathon enjoy free food, free swag from sponsors, games and fun events — expect a bunch of fun in-person this year!

Do you offer parking?

Yes, free overnight parking will be available to hackers at the CETYS parking lot. But, no in and outs during night time hours 8:00 PM to 7:00AM.

Do you offer travel reimbursements?

Unfortunately, we do not offer travel reimbursements at this time. BUT, it will be highly considered in next years event so check back next year!

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