Discord is a group messaging platform that will serve as communication here between student hackers, the Academies Hacks team, teachers, and mentors. There will be a check-in channel, where you need to accept the rules. After accepting these rules, you will gain access to the entire discord server. To join follow these steps.
There are a number of text channels in the AcademiesHacks Discord Server. These are basically group chats dedicated to a specific topic.
We have numerous mentors available to help you with almost any question you have. If you need help, send a message in the #request-a-mentor channel in Discord. A mentor will then message you asking to join a specific mentor voice channel. If you are not comfortable/allowed to use a voice channel, you can inform the mentor and use just text.
If you already have a team, feel free to communicate with each other when the hackathon starts! If you are still looking for a team or would like to pick up additional members we have a #find-a-team channel in Discord, so feel free to introduce yourself there with any previous experience you have and what you’re interested in building for the hack; you can use it to find people of similar interests and skill levels and build a team online.
T-shirts must be picked up at the Academies of Loudoun building. Swag times/dates will be announced later.