TritonHacks is a 30 hour high school hackathon hosted at UCSD that provides students with the tools and opportunities to pursue interests in computational fields. It aims to provide students of all backgrounds and experiences – especially novices – STEAM exploration and collaboration.
During Triton Hacks, students were able to create and join teams to work on a collaborative project, attended technical workshops hosted by UCSD faculty and sponsors that introduced them to new technologies, and spent time hacking away at a project of their own.
Two students from Olympian High, Gian Paraguya and Brandon Li, were on the team of four that won First Place ! This was our first Hackathon.
Here is Gian’s story. My team won 1st place overall at the Triton Hacks hackathon! Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to compete in it; I wouldn’t have known about the event if you hadn’t let the class know about it.
Overall, Triton Hacks was quite the experience. The mentors and tutors were all professional. The event was effectively organized and everyone knew what they were doing. I want to compete next year! Again, thank you for letting me know about the opportunity.