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The 2nd annual Columbus Young Professionals Week (April 23-April 29, 2018) is a collaborative calendar of events & activities celebrating Columbus and all there is to do around the city for emerging leaders, young professionals, and students. Most events are free, but some require a ticket. Details and RSVP links are included with each event listing. Columbus YP Week is open to all who wish to join us!  #CbusYPWeek
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Friday, April 27 • 9:00am - 1:30pm
CBusStudentHack 2018: Coding for Community

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The CBusStudentHack - a 7-week programming contest for central Ohio area high school students - will culminate at a finale event during Columbus YP Week at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. An annual event hosted by Franklin University, its branch campus Urbana University, and Battelle, this year’s contest concentrated on creating apps focused on peacebuilding and conflict resolution for a better community.

CBusStudentHack provides Columbus area high school students 21st century skills via computer science education, prepares the students for college and career readiness, solves real world problems and opens the doors of opportunity and creativity.

Teams of 2 to 4 students will participate in this year’s competition from the following central Ohio high schools: Bishop Hartley High School, Central Crossing ALC, Circleville High School, Columbus Downtown High School, Dublin Jerome High School, Dublin Scioto High School, eSTEM Academy, Reynoldsburg High School, Franklin Heights High School, Gahanna Lincoln High School, Grove City High School, Horizon Science Academy Columbus High School, Marburn Academy, Mechanicsburg High School, Metro Institute of Technology, Reynoldsburg (HS)2 STEM Academy, Thomas Worthington High School, Upper Arlington High School, Watkins Memorial High School, Westland High School, and Delaware Area Career Center.

Throughout the 7-week period, the student teams used coding software to develop their own app. The apps must be focused on peacebuilding and conflict resolution for a better community. The students’ work will be judged on software quality, the potential impact on peacebuilding, execution and creativity. A team of central Ohio area leaders will judge the students’ work, and winners will be announced at a finale event on Friday, April 27, 2018.

Winning student teams will be awarded the following prizes:
•           Grand Prize: $2,500
•           2nd Place:  $1,500
•           3rd Place:  $1,000
Other raffles and prizes will be available to the students.

To learn more please visit the CBusStudentHack website at cbusstudenthack.org and to join the conversation on social media, please use the hashtag #CBusStudentHack.

Friday April 27, 2018 9:00am - 1:30pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215