What is LingHacks?
LingCon and LingHacks, both projects of Hack+, comprise California's first computational linguistics-themed conference and hackathon (24-hour coding event) series for high schoolers. Our goal is to expose students of all backgrounds to the field of natural language processing and inspire students to pursue computer science in their careers. LingHacks is a 24-hour invention competition where you come together with a team and build a software project that integrates computational linguistics and solves a scientific or social problem.
Is there a code of conduct?
When, where, and how much?
LingHacks happened from April 7th to 8th, 2018 at 42 US (6600 Dumbarton Circle, Fremont, CA) and was open to high school students at or over age 13. Thanks to our sponsors, LingHacks was completely free!
Prerequisites and team rules?
There is no linguistics or programming experience required! We have designed workshops and will have mentors onsite to help you gain skills in programming, computational linguistics, and research.
Teams can be between 1 and 4 people, and you don't need to have a team or an idea beforehand--we'll have ideation and team-forming sessions!
Day 1: April 7th, 2018