Welcome to Blueprint, a weekend-long learnathon and hackathon for local high school students held on MIT's campus. Learn from MIT students, make new friends, and build something cool!Registration Portal
Over the course of Blueprint, you'll form a team, decide on a project, and develop it from start to finish with the support of our mentors. You'll come away with a fully functional web page or iOS app, as well as the ability to learn more about programming on your own to take your skills even further.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, February 28, 2016
7 am - 8 pm
Blueprint is for motivated high school students with a foundational computer science background. This background could be from current enrollment or completion of an AP Computer Science class, or its equivalent.
If you're a college student or professional interested in helping teach high schoolers for Blueprint, head over to our mentorship website.
Nope! We'll cover food, drinks, a Blueprint t-shirt, and an unforgettable experience :) We can't reimburse travel or overnight lodging costs, though.
The Ray and Maria Stata Center, also known as Building 32, is in the northeast part of campus. The address is 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139.
We'll post the schedule to the website as soon as it's finalized, so check back later! Check-in for the learnathon will start at 9 am, and check-in for the hackathon will start at 7 am. Expect to be done at 5 pm on Saturday and 8 pm on Sunday! Blueprint is not an overnight event.
Nope! You can attend either one or both days; just indicate so on your application.
Bring a photo ID and a laptop (and its charger!). We'll provide breakfast, lunch, dinner, swag, and everything else you need.
We'll provide food for all meals from Saturday's breakfast to Sunday's lunch. We'll do our best to accommodate all allergies and dietary restrictions as well.
Teams are a great way to meet new people or bond with friends, so we highly recommend them! Don't worry if you don't have a team now; we'll have team formation and ideation sessions at the beginning of Blueprint so you can find some pals.
Parking is free on a first-come, first-served basis on weekends in several lots: the 65 Waverly Street Lot, the W98 Lots, the Hayward Street Lot, and the W91 Lot. There is also some metered parking on Vassar Street. MIT Facilities' list of pay lots near campus can be found here.
Blueprint is a student-only event from check-in on, but your parents can tune in to our livestream! We're grateful for your parents' support of our program.
If you have other questions, please email us at [email protected]! We're happy to help.