By Chuck Coutteau
Are you an Arrowman interested in computers, web development, or technology? Then you will probably be interested in the 2017 Order of the Arrow Hackathon taking place in sunny California this upcoming October. But what exactly is a Hackathon?
The use of the word “Hackathon” in mainstream culture has skyrocketed due to its increasing popularity in the world of technology. Simply put, a Hackathon is an event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming and create something new.
The Order of the Arrow will be holding its first Hackathon the weekend of October 6-8, 2017, and is inviting any youth or adult Arrowmen interested in technology to come contribute. Arrowmen from around the country will converge onto the Intel Office in Sacramento, CA, joining forces with Intel Engineers armed with the latest technology to create new and innovative solutions. Whether you are interested in web development, mobile development, database infrastructure, mobile apps, or anything else, the Order of the Arrow is interested in your help in shaping our technological resources.
As an attendee, you will have 24 hours to hack together new tools for the Order of the Arrow, including (but not limited to) the national registration system, LodgeMaster, and the OA Mobile App. 2016 National Vice Chief and aspiring Electrical Engineer Tyler Inberg commented on why an Arrowman should attend this event: "If you've been looking for opportunities in the Order of the Arrow to expand your technological experiences, provide groundbreaking technological advances around the organization, or create the next big thing to be used across the nation, here's your chance! The National Technology Committee is putting on an OA Hackathon that will allow you to put your skills and ideas to the test and work with brand new software and hardware! This is an event unlike anything the OA has ever put on so if you're interested, you'll definitely want to check it out and sign up fast so you can be a part of the innovation and drive that pushes our technology into the next century!"
To reserve your spot at this exclusive event, simply register by clicking here. The prices range from $100 (fold out sofa bed), $125 (double bed), and $150 (king bed) and include transportation provided from the Sacramento International Airport (SMF). Sign up now and be sure to book your plane ticket soon. See you in sunny Sacramento California on October 6-8, 2017!
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