LIHacks – Long Island Hackathon, call for mentors

To volunteer as a Mentor, please fill in the form et the and of this page below. Scroll down to fill all the details. Thank you.

When: April 22-23, 2017

Where: 1025 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY, 11590 – Hosted by LaunchPad Westbury


LIHack photo credit: Leo Rivera Photography

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The event is from 12 PM Saturday to 12 PM Sunday; the organizers are primarily looking for mentors between the hours of 12 PM and 8 PM on Saturday. Volunteers can work as long as they’d like, preferably a minimum of 2 hours, and they don’t have to have any time slots set initially.

A Mentor’s main priority would be to walk around and help teams with their projects. Mentors do not have to be versed in every programming language; they can just help out the teams making progress and working on projects that Mentors can assist with. This mainly includes discussing feasibility of projects, discussing how best to complete a task, and (rarely) actually helping to code. Additionally, if they’re interested, mentors can volunteer to give workshops about anything. Some of the workshops already being presented are Intro to Comp Science, Sentiment Analysis with Python, Codes and Ciphers in Python, and more.

The address of the venue is 1025 Old Country Road in Westbury, NY. Mentors can come by the State Street Entrance, where students will be greeting incomers.

The best point of contact is Aaron Lafazan, and the best email is

To volunteer as a Mentor, please fill in the form below. Scroll down to fill all the details. Thank you.

A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is a design sprint-like event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, and others, often including subject-matter-experts, collaborate intensively on software projects.[1] Occasionally, there is a hardware component as well. Hackathons typically last between a day and a week. Some hackathons are intended simply for educational or social purposes, although in many cases the goal is to create usable software. Hackathons tend to have a specific focus, which can include the programming language used, the operating system, an application, an API, or the subject and the demographic group of the programmers. In other cases, there is no restriction on the type of software being created.

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