Every autumn, TeenTech Washington holds its Techathon, a free, 14-hour civic hackathon. The event is open to teams of students from grades 6 though 12 in the Puget Sound area and beyond. The goal of the Techathon is to engage students in civic problem solving through the use of modern technology. With a variety of civic prompts and a multitude of subjects, the TeenTech Washington Techathon offers a unique experience for everyone.
The Techathon provides an opportunity for innovative youths to work in teams to create tech solutions for real-world problems. We call it a Techathon, because it is open to any use of modern technology you can imagine. This could be programming, circuitry, 3D modeling, photo editing, or anything else.
At the end of the day, teams pitch their projects to a panel of judges from the tech industry and city hall. The winning teams have the opportunity to submit their projects to the TeenTech World Pitch, a global competition. You can read about this year’s winning projects here.