March 22, 2018

Chinguacousy hosts Peel board’s first hack-a-thon, March 25

​Chinguacousy Secondary School will host WolfHacks, in partnership with the City of Brampton, on March 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. This will be the Peel District School Board's first hack-a-thon. More than 200 bright, tech-savvy students will put their critical thinking and creative skills to the test to design usable software. This free event is open to all students from grade 8 to first-year university students.

"I am proud of our students, staff and partners, who've worked hard this school year to organize the Peel board's first hack-a-thon, which will continue to strengthen their interest and networks in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) community," says Sao Kham Mork-Gerra, principal at Chinguacousy. "We're so thankful to our community partners and to the City of Brampton for hosting this amazing event."

Throughout the event, students will participate in workshops led by mentors on a variety of topics, including web development, android and machine learning to help attendees discover new experiences and learning opportunities. The hack-a-thon will challenge new and experienced hackers from all levels with a series of challenges.

"The idea for this event came from the school's student-led SciTech Academic Development Committee who had a desire to provide fellow students with the opportunity flex their creative muscles and interact with like-minded individuals with an interest in software development," says Bentley Rattray, teacher at Chinguacousy. "Our students are really hoping to promote and showcase the benefits of the STEM program they enjoy so much."

Hack-a-thons are computer science themed conferences which serves as a platform where experienced developers can showcase their talents and beginners can learn how to create incredible projects with the touch of the fingers.

For more information, complete itinerary and to register for the event, visit www.wolfhacks.ca. Follow @chinguacousyss on Twitter for more school news and updates on the event.

The event will be held at Brampton City Hall, located at 2 Wellington St. West in Brampton.​

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Media Contact:        Bentley Rattray, teacher at Chinguacousy Secondary School,

                                  905-791-2400, bentley.rattray@peelsb.com 

                       

Reference:                 Veronica Pang, Communications Assistant,

                                   905-890-1010 ext. 2098,​ veronica.pang@peelsb.com

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