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Saturday, March 14 • 7:30am - Sunday, March 15 • 8:00pm
Youth Hackathon (Paypal + Qeyno Labs)

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Held on the campus of Huston-Tillotson University, our inaugural youth hackathon is the first ever youth and diversity-focused hackathon at SXSW! We are selecting 50 phenomenal high school and college students for this opportunity! The selected students will be paired with professional mentors to collaborate and build a web or mobile-based app hacking the Education, Health, or Justice sectors.

The JUSTICE TRACK seeks solutions related to balancing the scales of justice for marginalized people of color. This track will also focus on strategies empowering ex-offenders to make successful transitions to fully-contributing members of society. 

The HEALTH TRACK will focus on issues related to improving the experience and health care options available to people of color. Additionally, this track will focus on solutions for increasing diversity in the medical profession. 

The EDUCATION TRACK will address issues related to disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline system, college readiness, acceptance and completion and career guidance for minority students. 

Day One, Saturday, March 14, 2015
7:30AM - Doors Open, Registration Starts, and Breakfast
8:30AM - Hackathon Welcome and Our Event's Expectations
9:30AM - Youth Media Project provides insight into our Hackathon's three tracks (Education, Health, and Justice)
10:30AM - Making Ideas Stick workshop, presented by Shahid Kahn, PayPal
11:30AM - Hackathon teams meet and discuss Hack Idea
12:30PM - Lunch
1:00PM - Hackathon teams present Hack Idea
2:00PM - Hacking begins!
6:00PM - Dinner
11:00PM - Wrap Up

Day Two, Sunday, March 15, 2015
7:30AM - Doors Open, Hacking continues, Breakfast
9:00AM - Student Workshop on Social Capital and LinkedIn
10:00AM - Hacking continues
11:00AM - Lunch
5:00PM - Final Pitches
6:30PM - Judging, Awards, and Community Celebration of Hackathon Students and Mentors, and Youth Media Project Students and Mentors
8:00PM - Event Ends 


Saturday March 14, 2015 7:30am - Sunday March 15, 2015 8:00pm
Huston-Tillotson University 900 Chicon St, Austin, TX 78702

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