About the Event
“Hack The Language Flagship!” is an amazing opportunity to become involved with a group of like-minded peers who have original ideas and want to drive the language technology innovation agenda together. Imagine the possibility of changing the world of language education over one weekend!
The Flagship Hackathon is a fast-paced event optimized for discovery and creativity. Use your experience and seek advice from experts in the field of language technology to propose technology-based solutions (“hacks”) that may impact the future of language learning.
Our Guide to Technology Innovation
Building Resilience in Language Learner and Technology Innovators
September 10-13, 2020
10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD PARTICIPATE
You’ll meet many interesting, motivated people.
Who goes to hackathons, if not motivated people who think it’ll be fun to work intensively on building something for the common good?
You’ll make new friends.
Hackathons are fast-paced, collaborative competitions with unexpected challenges and changes. This makes for great bonding experiences with other Flagship peers.
Besides what you will learn about teamwork, you’ll also learn a lot about language and technology and many interdisciplinary connections just from interacting with team coaches and Tech Center faculty.
Did we convince you?
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
Any Flagship student with a creative mind — no need to be a techie!
Students must be in good standing (or a recent alumnus) in a Language Flagship Program at the time of the event.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
- Submit a registration application.
- Follow #techcenter and our Facebook page for updates, deadlines and the latest Hackathon news.
- We will confirm your registration application and provide further information on how to prepare for the event.
WHAT TO EXPECT
“Hack The Language Flagship!” is designed to build an energized community of student innovators and ideators across the Flagship community. As Hackathon participant, you automatically become a member of the Tech Center Student Advisory Board. As a board member, you will provide input and guidance on technology projects and initiatives that may have a direct impact on the Flagship community and Flagship students’ language learning endeavors.
A group of language technology experts will coach your team to take an idea from a creative spark to potential implementation in the Flagship program.
Using design thinking to guide co-creation and problem-solving, you will work on a team with fellow-Flagshippers to synergize your ideas for technology solutions that can enhance language learning and drive innovation in the Flagship community.
In individual challenges, you will get a chance to demonstrate out-of-the-box thinking, pushing yourself to new limits and skill-levels!
Following a business model canvas, your team will learn the nuts and bolts of how to pitch your ideas for feedback and evaluation from our coaches.
Badges & Awards
Secure yourself a Hackathon badge for the skills you acquired in the competition and showcase the badge on your resume. And who knows… you may be in for other awards at “Hack The Language Flagship!”