Whitney Code Jam 2021


February 27th, 8AM-8PM









Code Jam 2020 participant.

What is Code Jam?

Code Jam is a student-run Hackathon for both novice and expert programmers! A hackathon is a collaborative-coding marathon where novices can get a crash course in programming, and work with experts on projects to demo at the end of the event!

The teams with the best projects are awarded prizes, and everyone goes home with more experience programming along with awesome merch!

What can I expect from Whitney Code Jam? Workshops from industry professionals and student speakers! An exciting competition between your friends and peers alike! And best of all, it’s all free!

Who can participate in Code Jam 2021?

Participation is open to all high school students (specifically intended for students of the ABCUSD School District) no matter your skill level! Don't be worried if you aren't that good at coding, that's what Code Jam is for! If you are a middle school student and would like to attend, please contact the Code Jam team at contact@codejam.fun.

This sounds great... how do I sign up?

Signups are here!


Beginner #1: Personal Website Workshop: Create your own personal website! Develop website building skills by incorporating HTML & CSS

Beginner #2: Intro to Programming and Github: Learn how to use Github/Git, a version control software, and the basics of HTML. Highly reccomended if you've never programmed before (or want to use learn how to use Github)!

Beginner #3: echoAR: How to Build a Cloud-Connected AR/VR in 15 Minutes Learn how to quickly create augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) apps and scale existing apps by connecting them to the cloud using the echoAR platform. Discover how AR/VR are changing the world through the demonstration of different use cases of 3D applications and live demos of AR/VR experiences.

Informational #4: Intro to Security and Privacy: Learn about the security and privacy’s role in computer science! Topics include dealing with privacy vulnerabilities, current issues, designing countermeasures to attacks.

Intermediate #5: Intro to the Cloud: Understand more about the cloud! Learn the basics of cloud computing and how you can run a virtual machine on the Internet.

Code Jam 2021 Schedule

Time Activity
8:00 Event Starts
Opening Ceremony
Keynote Speech (Gad Allon)
9:00 Speaker #1: CEC Tutoring Talk
9:30 Begin Working on Projects
10:30 Workshop #1: Personal Website Workshop
11:30 Workshop #2: Intro to GitHub Version Control
12:15 Lunch Break!
1:00 Workshop #3: echoAR: Building Cloud-Connected AR and VR Apps
2:00 Working on Projects
2:30 Workshop #4: Security and Privacy
3:30 Working on Projects
4:00 Workshop #5: Intro To Cloud
5:30 Dinner!
6:00 Working on Projects: The Final Hour
7:00 Presentations & Judging
8:00 That's all, folks!

All workshops are optional to attend, but highly recommended!

See our speakers page for more info on workshop leaders and speakers!

Highlights from Code Jam 2019!