What is MetroHacks?

“The world needs more CS graduates.” — Forbes

“Employers fear there is a shortage of workers with a degree in Computer Science to fill their demand of skilled workers.” — Bureau of Labor Statistics

“In the new economy, computer science isn’t optional, it’s a basic skill.” — President Barack Obama

We are now living in the golden age of computer science. The future will be run on code, and we must be prepared for it.

The founders of MetroHacks grew up with a love for technology and coding. They also understood early on that an education in Computer Science would be essential to their success in whatever field they chose to pursue. …

It’s a little breathtaking, and honestly, a little saddening to say this, but MetroHacks is over.

Over the last couple of days, my team and I have had some time to reflect on the event and all it took to get to the May 21–22 weekend. Most of all, we reflected on our participants and how much fun they had at the event.

MetroHacks was created by high schoolers for high schoolers. Our focus during the event, before the event, and after the event has always been on the participants. …

We’re trying to bring a hackathon to Massachusetts that embodies the spirit of exploration and discovery. Here’s one of the reasons why.

Could you imagine what it would be like if over 200 high schoolers were brought together in the same room for 24 hours? Now, imagine these 200 kids are inspiring innovators, serious coders, and dedicated designers — and they are armed with laptops, and unlimited WiFi and amazing food. Some might call it a massive slumber party — don’t be mistaken. In a setting like this, brilliant projects coalesce. …


The premier high school hackathon in New England. www.metrohacks.co

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