The Hydra Hacks Programming Contest is a 4 hour event on November 12 comprising a programming contest, keynote speech, panel discussion, and awards. The competition will provide high school students identifying as a marginalized gender with the opportunity to solve 3 creative programming problems in a beginner, intermediate, or advanced division. It will take place on the HackerRank platform where participants can use a programming language of their choice. All participants will receive Hydra Hacks swag, and the top 3 finalists in each division will receive prizes worth up to $50.
If you are a beginner coder, here are the fundamental concepts you would need to know: booleans/integers/float data structures, functions, list and string methods, if/else statements, and for loops and white loops. If you are an intermediate coder, in addition to the skills listed above, you would need to know dictionaries, arrays, and random number generations.
Schedule (in Pacific Time)
Saturday, November 12
8:45am - 9:00am: Opening Ceremony
9:00am - 12:00pm: Contest
12:00pm - 12:45pm: Lunch with Panel Discussion
12:45pm - 1:00pm: Closing Ceremony and Awards