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CHS Computer Science Honor Society Hosts Fifth Annual Hackathon

student working on computers, 15 alumni sitting in the library.(January 9, 2023) With more than 80 participants programming apps, games, and websites over a 48-hour period, the CHS Computer Science Honor Society hosted its fifth annual Hackathon for grades seven through 12 during the second weekend in January. 

This year, 15 CHS alumni from the classes of 2018 through 2022 spoke to students as part of an alumni panel. Discussion centered around perseverance, transitioning from CHS to college life, and best practices in resumé writing, co-ops, and career exploration. The 15 alumni represented 15 different colleges and universities including Bucknell, Colgate, Columbia, Delaware State, La Salle, Penn, Penn State, Pitt, Rochester Institute of Technology, St. Joseph's, Stevens Tech, Susquehanna, Temple, Tufts, and Virginia Tech.

Glenside’s Proper Sky helped fund the event. CHS students plan to visit Elkins Park School later this week to run a hackathon for fifth grade students, hoping to inspire more students to explore computer science.