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DragonHack – ASMS Middle School Hackathon

By February 8, 2018 One Comment

The First Annual DragonHack middle school hackathon will be held March 17, 2018 at the Alabama School of Math and Science (ASMS) in Mobile, Ala. ASMS will introduce middle school students to a wide variety of computer science skills.

During this event, middle school students (6-8 grades) will be given a specific topic/issue within the community and address it by creating a mobile app, which will be presented to a panel of judges for prizes. Business professionals from the technology industry will serve as facilitators for the teams. Students will learn to build their own apps. No prior coding experience is needed.

Registration and lunch are FREE for all students. Space is limited.

We encourage students to bring your own laptop. ASMS has a limited amount of computers available for participants. If more students bring laptops, more students can attend. Click here for official flyer.

Student Registration

There is no cost to attend the ASMS DragonHack event. The deadline to register is March 12, 2018. Students must currently be in the 6-8 grades.

All participants must complete and submit the below form to participate in DragonHack:

Parental Consent Waiver Form and Waiver of Liability Agreement – https://goo.gl/7JC5Zn

Event Schedule

8:00 AM – Event Check-In
8:15 AM – Opening Ceremonies
8:30 AM to 2:00 PM – Training Workshops and Team Work
2:00 PM – Final Presentations & Awards


* Parents are asked to check students in at registration and stay for the opening ceremonies in the auditorium. Students will then head to their assigned classroom locations for training workshops and team work. Lunch will be provided for free to the students at noon. Parents are invited to return for final presentations and awards. Students must be picked up no later than 3:00 PM.

Business Sponsors

We are currently seeking business sponsors for the 2018 ASMS DragonHack middle school hackathon to be held March 17, 2018 at ASMS. We hope you will consider sponsoring this meaningful event to help promote STEM education to teens from across the state.

The ASMS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Please mail checks to ASMS Foundation, 1255 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36604.

Sponsorship Levels

The primary source of funding for DragonHack is from sponsors. The event is run entirely by volunteers, including ASMS faculty, staff, and students.

$1,000 + (Platinum)

Name/Logo on DragonHack Event Banner, displayed during the opening and closing ceremonies, in Official program, on ASMS website, on event t-shirt, press release, social media, and e-newsletter

$500 – $999 (Gold)

Name/Logo displayed during the opening and closing ceremonies, in Official program, on ASMS website, on event t-shirt, and press release

$250 – $499 (Silver)

Name/Logo in Official program, on ASMS website, and press release

$100 – $249 (Garnet)

Name/Logo listed on ASMS website and press release


The ASMS Computer Science Department is looking for business professionals to volunteer their time to lead training sessions for the event. ASMS faculty will hold a training meeting a week prior to the event.

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  • Melissa Hays says:

    Can you confirm that my son Andrew Anderson (7th grade) was enrolled in the DragonHack? I put information in, but never got a confirmation email.

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