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Educators and students discuss how the HACC prepares participants for the digital economy. This video was produced by the HI Department of Education, in partnership with ETS and the HACC committee.

Teachers who have had their student teams compete in the HACC discuss why this event is important and how they use it as a teaching tool for their students.  It’s not just about putting together a proof-of-concept for the challenges, but also about learning life lessons, such as taking risks and learning through mistakes. This ...
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Watch how the HACC has provided real world experiences to budding technologists – from problem solving to working in a team. This video was produced by the HI Department of Education, in partnership with ETS and the HACC committee.

Virtual Competition Held Over the weekend FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 25, 2020 HONOLULU –  More than 140 people attended the Hawaii Annual Code Challenge competition that was held virtually over the weekend.  OverEasi, a team from the University of Hawaii, took home the top prize of $4,000.  The team proposed a solution for a challenge ...

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC) will be held virtually this year to address ongoing concerns of a possible second wave of COVID-19 in the later parts of the year.  Traditionally, the HACC has been an in-person event, drawing nearly 200 to 300 participants. Last year, 29 teams were formed after the kick ...
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The Hawaii Annual Code Challenge’s second workshop featured State Chief Information Security Officer Vincent Hoang and Dr. Cort Chambers of the Hawaii Fusion Center.  They discussed the importance of cyber security and how to keep data secure.  More than 60 participants joined the virtual workshop.

HONOLULU –  The Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC) held its first virtual workshop, featuring Google’s Data Analytics and Visualization platform.  More than 80 people attended the workshop, which Google’s own Daniel Liu gave an overview about data and the challenges on how to organize them.  A demonstration on ways to organize the data visually for ...
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Save the Dates: #HACC2020

Posted on Apr 1, 2020 in News Releases

HONOLULU – The dates for the Hawaii Annual Code Challenge 2020 have been set.  They will take place: Saturday, October 24 at the Hawaii State Capitol Saturday, October 31 & November 7 at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox, Kakaako Saturday, November 21, Location TBD Check back on for the times of these events.