First annual ChappHacks a huge success!

Computer science skills have become increasingly vital in today's world but students often don't know where to start. One goal of ChappHacks is to help students in grades 7-12 develop and refine key skills such as design thinking, innovation, and collaboration. Whether they are new to computing or an experienced hacker, they will have left ChappHacks better prepared to take on the next big challenge!

Since more than 90% of the attendees had never participated in a hackathon before, members of Pfizer’s User Experience Center of Excellence conducted technical workshops, showing them how to prototype using Lego Serious Play, the MarvelApp, and video. Teams came up with one-of-a-kind solutions to tackle a wide range of health concerns relevant to teenagers. 

Superintendent Dr. Ackerman, who attended the event, said, “This was such an amazing event! Thank you for all the hard work you did to facilitate this event not only for Chappaqua but for the surrounding community. I loved it.” 

The organizers plan to make ChappHacks an annual event and engage even more students in the future. 

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