We think hackathons should be about learning and meeting new people, so we’re here to make it happen. Read all about our initiatives, and join us for a new kind of mentoring experience!
To help you learn to hack and learn new technologies, we have our archive of tech talks and guides developed by the team on lots of useful topics.
The mentorship pairing system will be live from Friday 8pm to Saturday 2am and from Saturday 8am to Sunday 2am. Please make sure to submit your mentor request during this time so that you will be successfully matched to a mentor.
You submit a request online at my.pennapps.com/mentor detailing your question or issue. You will need to be logged in to see the page.
The PennApps Mentorship team receives the request and finds an available mentor that we believe fits your needs.
The Mentorship team sends you an email with the mentor’s contact information. Once you receive an email, please contact the mentor and arrange a place to meet. We suggest Mentorship Central, located in the Engineering Cafe (at area between Levine Hall and the Towne Building), as an easily identifiable location. If you have any questions, feel free to come to Mentorship Central and ask one of us for help.!
At PennApps there will be several events for our new hackers. Friday night, we’ll be having some intro to hacking talks on topics like web design, Android, iOS, Arduino, Civic Hacking and Design. There will be even more workshops Saturday afternoon on Ruby, Gotta code ‘em all, and deploying your apps to the Appstore or the web through Heroku.
There will also be a team formation event on Friday for both Hacker Guru teams and regualr teams. You’ll be able to find mentors in the Mentor Hub (Engineering Cafe) for most of the weekend!
You can find other resources for Routes and from our sponsors at our Resources Page.