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.
 
Schedule:
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 www.python.org/downloads/).
 
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.**