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Sat, Mar 11


T.T. Allain Building

Futures Fund Tech Academy: Hack-a-thon Training Event

Youth from all over the Greater Capital Region are invited to participate in the Futures Fund Tech Academy Hack-A-Thon Training Event to learn how to participate in our upcoming Hack-A-Thon at JOLTcon in April.

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Futures Fund Tech Academy: Hack-a-thon Training Event

Time & Location

Mar 11, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

T.T. Allain Building, 801 Harding Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70807, USA


About the Event

This free event will be hosted on Saturday, March 11 at Southern University. Free lunch is included for registered participants. At this event, youth aged 12-18 are able to gain the skills to compete in the Hack-A-Thon happening in our upcoming JOLTcon event on April 22. The winners of JOLTcon’s Hack-A-Thon will receive a grand prize. Participants will receive training in teamwork and communication, but other hard skills such as:  Skills include:

  • How to create an idea and write a pitch
  • Using Canva for creating a brand and marketing
  • Project Management for bringing an idea to life in a team
  • Mock websites or app designs to show a concept in a tangible way

Special thanks to the following organizations for their support:

Cox Communications, ThreeSixtyEight, and Southern University 

Futures Fund is made possible through the support of:

Cox Communications, Huey & Angelina Wilson Foundation, BASF, Microsoft, UNUM, New Schools for Baton Rouge, AT&T, The Moozie Foundation, State Fair of Texas, and Santander Consumer USA


  • 30 minutes


  • 50 minutes

    Workshop A1: How to Build and Pitch an Idea

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  • Youth Participant


    Ages 11-18


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  • Adult Participant


    Ages 18+