Participate, volunteer, or mentor at LingHacks!
LingHacks, a project of Hack+, is California's first computational linguistics-themed conference and hackathon (24-hour coding event) series for high schoolers. Our goal is to expose students of all backgrounds to the field of natural language processing and inspire students to pursue computer science in their careers. ingHacks is a 24-hour invention competition where you come together with a team and build a software project that integrates computational linguistics and solves a scientific or social problem.
There is no linguistics or programming experience required! We have designed workshops and will have mentors onsite to help you gain skills in programming, computational linguistics, and research. Teams can be between 1 and 4 people, and you don't need to have a team or an idea beforehand--we'll have ideation and team-forming sessions!
You will need a laptop, a charger, and a valid ID. We also recommend that you bring toiletries and a sleeping bag. Our venue, 42 US, will provide top-notch iMacs with pre-installed programming software for you, but we recommend that you bring your own computer for convenience. Food, water, non-laptop hardware, and swag will be provided!
High school students at or over the age of 13 at any experience level are welcome! Anyone age 13 and up is welcome to be a volunteer or mentor!
April 7th to 8th, 2018
42 US (6600 Dumbarton Circle, Fremont, CA)
Applications for LingHacks attendees close on March 24th at 11:59 PM PST. Applications for volunteers and mentors close on March 17th at 11:59 pm PST.