Blueprint is 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!Register Now
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. After Blueprint you'll have not only this project, but also the tools to learn more about programming on your own and take your skills even further.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, March 5, 2017
7 am - 8 pm
Blueprint is for motivated high school students with a foundational computer science background. This background could be from enrollment in or completion of an AP Computer Science class, or its equivalent. Blueprint is meant for people who are learning to code, not experts! If you'd like some links on good places to get started with programming before Blueprint, email us at [email protected] and we’ll share a couple.
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.
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. Teams can be up to four people.
Applications are open now until Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.
If you're a college student or professional interested in helping teach high schoolers for Blueprint, head over to our mentorship website.
Bring a photo ID and a laptop (and charger!). We'll provide breakfast, lunch, dinner, swag, and everything else you need.
The Stratton Student Center, also known as Building W20, is centrally located on campus. The address is 84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139. We'll be on the second floor!
Nope! We'll cover meals, snacks, drinks, a Blueprint t-shirt, and an unforgettable experience :) We can't reimburse travel or overnight lodging costs, though. Hotels near MIT include the Kendall Hotel and the Marriott.
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.
Nope! You can attend either one or both days; just indicate so on your application.
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.
Blueprint is a student-only event from check-in on. 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.