Code2College Partners with LogicMonitor to Host Social Justice Hackathon in Celebration of Black History Month 

The LogicMonitor-powered hackathon is one of many workforce development events that empower historically underestimated high school students to collaborate with and learn from professional engineers.

AUSTIN, TX (February 17, 2023)  – Code2College (C2C) is pleased to announce that it will host an 8-hour hackathon with LogicMonitor on Saturday, February 18th, 2023 from 8a-6p at LogicMonitor offices (98 San Jacinto Blvd Ste 1200, Austin, TX 78701). 

Funded by LogicMonitor, the Code2College Black History Month HackTogether is an opportunity for historically underestimated high school students to work alongside professional engineers on a solution to a selected social justice issue. In 8 hours, student-volunteer teams will brainstorm and program a working prototype, typically a web-based platform, that will solve this year’s topic of environmental racism. At the end of the day, all teams will present their solutions to a judge panel composed of esteemed members of the Austin community. The judges will select three teams to receive tiered scholarships of up to $1,500 per student.

Additional details:

  • Approximately 30 high school students from historically underrepresented backgrounds (Black, Latinx and female) will be in attendance.
  • Approximately 15 technical volunteers from Google, LogicMonitor and Indeed will work with these students on their solutions to environmental racism.
  • Students will put to test the technical abilities they’ve learned from Code2College programming such as front- and back-end development, coding languages like Python, data visualization and more.

HackTogether is one of dozens of workforce development and STEM education events curated by Code2College planned for 2023. These events empower high school students to not only push their technical abilities, but to also meaningfully explore how their ideas can directly facilitate a better, more equitable future. Our 2023 events were made possible by the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders grant, a gift that includes $200,000 and leadership development for two senior staff members at Code2College.

About Code2College

The Code2College vision is to create a national network of diverse, homegrown technical talent, starting with the Central Texas region. Despite its regional reputation for innovation, there remains a shortage of skilled, local talent to fill a wide variety of technical roles to support the nearly 5,000 technology companies and research institutions in the Austin area.

Code2College provides students from historically underestimated backgrounds direct access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields, companies and professionals, the opportunity to develop coding skills and build a robust technical portfolio and prepare them for entry into and excellence in the technical workforce. Code2College is the leading workforce development organization placing high school students into paid, technical roles nationally. 

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Lexy Brunnert
Manager, Storytelling

Matt Stephenson
CEO & Co-Founder

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