Newton Free Library hosts Hackathon on February 12, 1:30 p.m.

This Sunday, February 12, from 1:30-4:30 pm, the Newton Free Library will be hosting its first-ever Hackathon!

This is a 3-hour hackathon about data science. We will provide you with data from a real piece of software that helps people practice their multiplication tables. Your job will be to study the data and then write a Python program to identify the numbers a specific person most needs to study.
1:30-1:45 p.m. Students arrive
1:45-2:00 p.m. Kickoff lecture
2:00-4:30 p.m. Free time for coding!
Open to all students grades 7-12.  Free of charge.  RSVP if you wish to use a library computer.  If bringing a computer from home, please make sure Python 3 is installed (you can download and install Python 3.6.0 for free from
We will provide guidance on Python syntax and debugging techniques but this event is primarily aimed at students who can work independently (this is not a lecture or class).  Students may work individually or in teams.  **No prior computer programming experience required.**