What is SalsHacks?

Salesianum School hosts a hackathon for all middle and high school students! We offer workshops, guest speakers, prizes, and fun!


April 22nd, 2023


1801 N Broom St, Wilmington, DE 19802


8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an event where programmers and people interested in computer science get together to collaborate, compete, and learn something new! There'll be workshops and speakers. Everyone will create their own project in teams of up to 4 (or you can work individually), and will present their projects at the end. The best projects will be awarded prizes, and there'll be swag and food for everyone! Hackathons are the perfect opportunity for anyone with an interest in computer science or tech to connect with others and develop their skills.

What if I don't know how to code?

No problem! Our hackathon is open to all skill-sets. If you're interested in tech or computer science but don't know where to start, this is the perfect event for you! Instead of coding a project, you could create a presentation about your idea. Even if you don't think you're that interested, why not give it a shot? Additionally, we'll be holding beginner workshops to introduce you to programming!

Who can particpate?

All middle and high school students are welcome!

What is the prompt?

Over the past couple of years, students have been having trouble staying engaged in class due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students face multiple schedule changes, were assigned new teachers midyear, and struggled with glitchy internet connections and Zoom fatigue. As a result, ACT test results are at their lowest point in 30 years. During the pandemic, students lost more than only their academic knowledge; they also lost family and friends, and nearly all have experienced social isolation. These pressures have taken a toll on students of all ages. How can you help students' daily growth and development and keep them engaged both inside and outside of the classroom?

Interested in volunteering?

If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please fill out this form.

I have another question...

Please feel free to email us with any questions you may have at salshacks@salesianum.org


*All participants should arrive before 8:30 a.m. for check-in!