R.I. high school ‘hackathon’ generates bundle of energy

Providence Journal

EAST GREENWICH — Another piece of Silicon Valley culture has found its way to local high schools: the hackathon.

With their fingers tapping away on laptops and markers squeaking on windows or whiteboards, students from seven high schools worked away in Rocky Hill School classrooms for nine hours to try to solve some of humanity’s most vexing energy challenges.

First-ever ‘Hackathon’ held at Rocky Hill


EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WPRI) — It was a weekend full of energy for some local high school students.

On Friday and Saturday, students from seven local high schools gathered for the first-ever “Hackathon” at Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich.

More than 40 students put their minds together to try to solve some of the world’s energy problems.

Rocky Hill students take part in ‘hackathon’ challenge


The Rocky Hill School recently made history, hosting the first-ever statewide “social good hackathon” for students across the Rhode Island to create their own unique ideas on energy policy.

Director of Innovation Meg Stowe said Monday that the hackathon was conceived by two juniors, Kingston’s Cortlandt Meyerson and East Greenwich’s Ben Pogacar.

NBC 10 pays it forward to forward-thinking students


EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WJAR) — Students are coming together this weekend to think of new ways to conserve energy. A “hackathon” is being hosted at one school, but it’s open to all.

We popped in on the planning for the hackathon at Rocky Hill School, which was set up by two students in the class of 2020: Ben Pogacar and Cortlandt Meyerson.

High school thinkers revel in big, bold ideas


WARWICK — Tired old thinking was unwelcome Saturday at the second annual social-good hackathon for Rhode Island high school students, held at Rocky Hill Country Day School. Instead, ideas of the big, fresh and bold sort were celebrated. And created — by small groups of nearly 100 students from two private and eight public schools.

Rocky Hill CDS Hackathon: ‘Petri Dish for Leaders of Tomorrow’


Earlier this month, small groups of high school students from East Greenwich, Warwick, Narragansett, and Providence gathered at Rocky Hill Country Day School. There, these teams prepared to embark on a grueling yet mentally stimulating event: a hackathon.

This type of hackathon, contrary to its connotation, doesn’t require much computer coding…