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What Technical Skills do you have?

What Soft Skills do you have?

What programming languages do you know?

What Challenges interest you?

What City would you like to join a team in.

About the High School Hack

The High School Hack is an abbreviated version of Erie Hack that will challenge high school students from the competing cities to develop solutions to a single challenge statement. The High School Hack will take place on April 29th from 10am-6pm at the HIMSS Innovation Center in Downtown Cleveland, OH. Cleveland Water Alliance is happy to announce that Jeff Hoffman, Co-Founder of Color Jar and Priceline.com, will keynote the event with a great presentation around technology and innovation. Truly a can’t miss opportunity!

Challenge Statement

Teams will compete to ‘Connect Communities to the Value of Water’. When water is undervalued, it is often left underprotected, underleveraged, and underenjoyed. This means that we not only unknowingly pollute and overuse the Lake, we often fail to realize its potential as both a generator of economic value and an integral piece of our social fabric.With such a valuable resource in such close proximity to our cities, it is incredibly important for all communities to feel a sense of connection to Lake Erie and the role it plays in their lives. Teams will have 10 hours to define, create, and present a solution to connect their community to the value of water.

Building Your Team

All teams are allowed a total of five (5) individuals in grades 9-12. Team members do not need to be from the same school, city, state or (in our case) country! Students from Buffalo, Erie, Cleveland, Toledo, Detroit, and Windsor are coming together to focus on Lake Erie – take this time to meet someone new! We do, however, recommend a ‘Hipster, Hacker, Hustler, Hippie’ format for the team.

Hipster

Your Hipster is the design guru. They have an eye for the aesthetic, bring a certain artistic flair to the group and can really paint a picture.

Hacker

Your Hacker is your technical genius. They have the ability to write code a mile a minute and can take ideas from concept to reality.

Hustler

Your Hustler brings the energy and charisma. They are driven, motivated, and ready to sell your project to the world.

Hippie

Finally, the Hippie. Your Hippie has a passion for the outdoors and connects the dots making sure the team stays true to the environmental mission.

Prize Structure

Grand Prize – $1,000 cash value

2nd Place – $500 cash value

3rd Place – $250 cash value

Supporting Prizes 5 at $50 cash value

 

Registration

Individuals must register online at the competition’s Eventbrite page before Friday April 28th. In order to be eligible to compete, all students must have the proper waiver forms completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian at the time of event registration. The event is free to all high school competitors. Click here for registration!

What Should I Bring?

Most importantly, bring your legal waivers. If these are not completed and present at the registration table, you will not be allowed to stay and compete! Once your forms are completed and packed, we would recommend you bring a laptop/tablet, notebook, paper/pencil, a great attitude, and, most importantly, your thinking cap! But seriously, if you have any medications, or specialty items, make sure to let a staff member know upon your arrival.

Additional Items

Forms/Legal Wavers:

Erie Hack Participation Form
Cleveland Water Alliance Minor Medical Form
Cleveland Water Alliance Publicity Release

If you have any other questions on how to get involved, please contact Eric Sokol at esokol@clewa.org.

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REGISTER

Registration

Please check you Expertise

What Technical Skills do you have?

What Soft Skills do you have?

What programming languages do you know?

What Challenges interest you?

What City would you like to join a team in.

About the High School Hack

The High School Hack is an abbreviated version of Erie Hack that will challenge high school students from the competing cities to develop solutions to a single challenge statement. The High School Hack will take place on April 29th from 10am-6pm at the HIMSS Innovation Center in Downtown Cleveland, OH. Cleveland Water Alliance is happy to announce that Jeff Hoffman, Co-Founder of Color Jar and Priceline.com, will keynote the event with a great presentation around technology and innovation. Truly a can’t miss opportunity!

Challenge Statement

Teams will compete to ‘Connect Communities to the Value of Water’. When water is undervalued, it is often left underprotected, underleveraged, and underenjoyed. This means that we not only unknowingly pollute and overuse the Lake, we often fail to realize its potential as both a generator of economic value and an integral piece of our social fabric.With such a valuable resource in such close proximity to our cities, it is incredibly important for all communities to feel a sense of connection to Lake Erie and the role it plays in their lives. Teams will have 10 hours to define, create, and present a solution to connect their community to the value of water.

Building Your Team

All teams are allowed a total of five (5) individuals in grades 9-12. Team members do not need to be from the same school, city, state or (in our case) country! Students from Buffalo, Erie, Cleveland, Toledo, Detroit, and Windsor are coming together to focus on Lake Erie – take this time to meet someone new! We do, however, recommend a ‘Hipster, Hacker, Hustler, Hippie’ format for the team.

Hipster

Your Hipster is the design guru. They have an eye for the aesthetic, bring a certain artistic flair to the group and can really paint a picture.

Hacker

Your Hacker is your technical genius. They have the ability to write code a mile a minute and can take ideas from concept to reality.

Hustler

Your Hustler brings the energy and charisma. They are driven, motivated, and ready to sell your project to the world.

Hippie

Finally, the Hippie. Your Hippie has a passion for the outdoors and connects the dots making sure the team stays true to the environmental mission.

Prize Structure

Grand Prize – $1,000 cash value

2nd Place – $500 cash value

3rd Place – $250 cash value

Supporting Prizes 5 at $50 cash value

 

Registration

Individuals must register online at the competition’s Eventbrite page before Friday April 28th. In order to be eligible to compete, all students must have the proper waiver forms completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian at the time of event registration. The event is free to all high school competitors. Click here for registration!

What Should I Bring?

Most importantly, bring your legal waivers. If these are not completed and present at the registration table, you will not be allowed to stay and compete! Once your forms are completed and packed, we would recommend you bring a laptop/tablet, notebook, paper/pencil, a great attitude, and, most importantly, your thinking cap! But seriously, if you have any medications, or specialty items, make sure to let a staff member know upon your arrival.

Additional Items

Forms/Legal Wavers:

Erie Hack Participation Form
Cleveland Water Alliance Minor Medical Form
Cleveland Water Alliance Publicity Release

If you have any other questions on how to get involved, please contact Eric Sokol at esokol@clewa.org.

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