Warren Township High School to Host First Ever Hackathon as Part of Centennial Anniversary with Help from Local Businesses

By Businesswire

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AKHAN Semiconductor is pleased to announce that it will be a supporting sponsor of Devil Hack 1.00, Warren Township High School’s first ever hackathon, on January 28th and 29th, 2017. Devil Hack is a weekend long “invention marathon” during which local area high school upperclassmen and community college students from the College of Lake County will work together to learn, build & share creations over the course of a weekend.

“Warren Township High School is proud to be hosting Devil Hack 1.00 on Jan. 28th & 29th at the O’Plaine Campus in the Village of Gurnee. Devil Hack 1.00 is technology celebration that will spotlight innovation, creativity, and coding skills of local high school students.”

Hackathon projects will center on health care/biopharma, energy efficiency & human services. These areas have huge potential for growth, are in need of real world solutions during this time of expansion, and are primed for disruption, particularly by tomorrow’s leaders. The combination of real world mentors, college-aged student leads, and high school students fosters promotion of innovative and implementable solutions.

AKHAN: “AKHAN is proud to initiate and help drive the first Hackathon in Lake County, Illinois. Lake County has an immense amount of science and technology talent that will help drive economic growth in the Diamond Prairie, and Devil Hack 1.00 supports AKHAN’s incubator planned with the College of Lake County,” said Carl Shurboff, President and COO of AKHAN Semiconductor.

Chicago Council on Science and Technology: “AKHAN Semiconductor is a leader in technology and will ensure the best possible organization for Devil Hack 1.00. Chicago Council on Science and Technology is excited to partner on this fantastic opportunity for students, and is looking forward to student teams creating projects that generate real world solutions! We will be highlighting this event to our audience and our partners to increase awareness and sponsorship.” – Krisztina Eleki, Executive Director, Chicago Council on Science and Technology

The College of Lake County: “The College of Lake County looks forward to having CLC students participate in this exciting event to brainstorm and implement solutions using computer technologies,” said Instructor Changyi Chen.

Gurnee: Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik noted, “Today’s students are tomorrow’s innovators. We are proud to team up with our local leaders in industry and education to welcome students from around Lake County to Gurnee for this debut event.”

Warren Township High School: “Warren Township High School is proud to be hosting Devil Hack 1.00 on Jan. 28th & 29th at the O’Plaine Campus in the Village of Gurnee. Devil Hack 1.00 is technology celebration that will spotlight innovation, creativity, and coding skills of local high school students.”

AKHAN Semiconductor is a technology company specializing in the fabrication and application of electronics-grade diamonds as functional semiconductors.