Philly high schoolers get special treatment at this fall's PennApps: Apply by July 5 - Technical.ly Philly

Access

Jun. 30, 2015 11:51 am

Philly high schoolers get special treatment at this fall’s PennApps: Apply by July 5

Local high schoolers get guaranteed admission to the massive student hackathon.
PennApps is a student-run organization that has taken an interest in connecting undergraduates with the local tech community.

PennApps is a student-run organization that has taken an interest in connecting undergraduates with the local tech community.

(Photo courtesy of PennApps)

PennApps, the hackathon organized by students for students, is getting as selective as the Ivy League school that birthed it.

The hackathon has always required applications but as PennApps has grown, it has also gotten more competitive. The last PennApps had a 30 percent acceptance rate, said Victor Lourng, high school coordinator for PennApps (and tech-scene teen about town).

But the PennApps team has set up a special deal for local high schoolers: they get in automatically. If you go to a school within 45 minutes of Penn, you’re guaranteed admission, according to a PennApps blog post.

Apply by July 5

Here’s a list of eligible schools, but if you’re not listed there and should be, email contact@pennapps.com.

More and more high schoolers are attending PennApps. This is a way to get more into the fold.

People: Victor Lourng
Projects: PennApps
-30-
CONTRIBUTE TO THE
JOURNALISM FUND

Already a contributor? Sign in here
Connect with companies from the Technical.ly community
New call-to-action

Advertisement

How one local tech company is tackling the STEM talent shortage

JumpButton Studio’s Nicodemus Madehdou on developing a young game company in Philly

Young people in West Philly created a digital drop-in center for homeless youth

SPONSORED

Philly

Say ‘Ahoy’ to the technical opportunities at Vanguard

Philadelphia, PA

Perpay

Relationship Marketer

Apply Now

Philadelphia

Perpay

Senior Data Scientist

Apply Now

Chesterbrook, PA

Deacom

Software Support Specialist

Apply Now

Preparing future employers, not just future workers

8 social good projects from Code for Philly’s monthlong ‘Phundamentals’ hackathon

SPONSORED

Philly

Packed with growth opportunities, WSFS Bank moves into Philly

Malvern, PA

Vanguard

Senior Java UI Developer

Apply Now

Malvern, PA

Vanguard

AWS Technical Lead

Apply Now

Malvern, PA

Vanguard

Senior Java Full-Stack Engineer

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Philadelphia

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!