Education

Morris County School Of Technology Hosts Local Hack Day Event

8d13efb9e7d302371cf9_IMG_1875.JPG
9e5cd1cd7033378fca6d_IMG_1876.JPG
8d13efb9e7d302371cf9_IMG_1875.JPG

DENVILLE, NJ-- For the students in the Academy for Computer and Information Sciences at Morris County School of Technology, Saturday was spent with peers from all over the state at the first annual Local Hack Day.

A hack day is a day for people to learn and put their knowledge and creativity to the test. For some groups, smartphones and tablets apps were being built, others spent their time building websites with code and software.

Local Hack Day provides students with a chance to put their computer science knowledge toward an actual working project. Teams were built in groups of four and each person was responsible for an aspect of the project. With a 12 hour hackathon, the teams were striving to build a working piece of computer science to present to the judges.

Sign Up for E-News

The co-founders of the event, Aashka Patel and Yashwee Kothari, are both sophomores in the Computer and Information Sciences Academy. The girls approached their teacher about bringing the hack a thon to Morris County School of Technology. Both girls are not strangers to hackathons, having won some pretty awesome prizes.

"I won 4th place in my first hackathon," said Kothari "But my first hackathon was quite scary. I didn't know anyone but at hackathon's, you can meet friends too."

Dialogic, the sponsor for the MCST Hack Day event, brought in some prizes to give to the best project winners. From Fit Bits to Amazon Gift Cards, the kids were inspired by not only their mind, but by prizes. While the kids spent time in groups, there were also seminars going on.

Academy teacher Steven Hendricks watched over his group of students proudly. Hendricks told TAP that while the students had creative freedom of what projects to pick, he noted that just picking out an idea for a project alone can take months.

"Picking out the project idea is the hardest part. My seniors are doing capstone's right now, and getting the right idea and a process going can become the hardest piece of any project," Hendricks said.

The Morris County School of Technology will also be bringing in some special guests throughout the year to teach the Computer and Information Sciences practical knowledge. With presentations by the New Jersey State Police and Homeland Security, the students will learn knowledge and be able to ask questions to people who are already in the field.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Denville

Morristown Happenings: Things to Do in Morristown This Weekend; July 13 - 15

July 13, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Jump for joy....it's the weekend! Don't let Friday the 13th scare you away, there are lots of fun things to do in and around town this weekend! Have a great weekend everyone!

 

Friday July 13

Spirit Animals Glassblowing Class; Morris County School of Glass; 9am - 11am

Mini Summer Camp: Woodsy Walkers; Great Swamp (Chatham); 10am - 11:30am

Tyke ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

July 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, and ...

Jersey Central Power & Light Names New Vice President of Operations

July 17, 2018

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) subsidiary, recently named Alex Patton vice president of Operations.  Previously, Patton was director, Operations Services, for Mon Power, a FirstEnergy subsidiary that provides electric service to about 385,000 customers in West Virginia.

In his new position, Patton is responsible for the operation and ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, July 24, 7:00 PM

Kinnelon Public Library, Kinnelon

Northern NJ Libertarian Party Monthly Meeting

Government

Wed, July 25, 7:30 PM

Chatham United Methodist Church, Chatham

Masterwork’s Summer Sings Conclude with Verdi ...

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_4795040bf6b6301f766b_adoptionevent2

Sat, July 28, 2:00 PM

Montville Animal Shelter, Montville

Summer Adoption Event at the Montville Animal ...

Home & Garden Other

To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 17, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.

 

 

Lucia, Lucia by Adriani Trigiani

Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2003)

 

If a summer romance novel is what you are craving to read as you sit by the pool or beach, Adriana Trigiani's Lucia, Lucia is a perfect choice. Set in 1950 New York City, the novel is about a young woman, Lucia Sartori, who is determined to have a career and be able to support herself, an unusual choice for a girl who was ...

Crowdfunding Options for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Source: Many small start-up businesses and tech ventures in search of capital turn to popular online platforms for crowd fundraising of financial resources to get their concept off the ground and launched into market. Indiegogo, Kickstarter, and GoFundMe, to name a few, offer solutions in generating cash to fund new ideas. How do you get people to contribute to your cause?  Sam Burlum ...