HERNDON, Virginia – June 20, 2016 – Agileana today announced its first Summer Internship Hackathon for high school students studying Computer Science and Information Technology. Eleven students were selected from over one hundred students who applied from the Washington DC and Northern Virginia metropolitan area.
The competition among students was amazing. Many of the applicants scored a perfect 2,400 on their College Board Admissions (SAT) exams. Many students had perfect grade point averages (GPAs) and were also captains of their sports teams, volunteers at charitable organizations, leaders in their community, and talented artists.
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) produced the greatest number of winning candidates, taking 9 out of 11 seats. The two other seats were won by students from Dominion High School and Chantilly High School.
The purpose of this Summer Internship Hackathon is to:
- Introduce students to Agile Web Development and Lean Startup
- Give students real-world coding experience
- Help prepare students for college and career
- Identify computer science prodigies
- Produce a real web application with world-class potential
The students will be organized into two teams. Team One (Sprinters) will focus on building a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform while Team Two (Growth Hackers) will exercise various traction channels to generate demand, validate the market, and get traction or else fail fast.
Over the course of the Summer Internship Hackathon, we will be chronicling our adventure and interviewing our interns à la reality show format. We hope you stay tuned and take an interest in their progress.
The internship starts on June 27, 2016 and ends on August 5, 2016. It will be held at Agileana headquarters in Herndon, Virginia.
Contact Blake Newman ([email protected]) for more information.