Services

Data Science Student Hackathons

We run free data science hackathons for Grades 5-12 classrooms in Canada. During our hackathons, students solve a problem by “hacking” or analyzing an open dataset. Currently, we only provide online data science hackathons due to COVID-19.

How our online hackathons work

  • Students need a secure internet connection to participate.
  • The hackathons typically run for 2-3 days.
  • Students attend a virtual launch event, led by Callysto experts, to get an overview of the hackathon challenges and ask questions.
  • Students work independently (or in groups) on their hackathon challenges.
  • Students attend virtual support sessions, led by Callysto experts, as needed.
  • Students submit their challenges to the Callysto team for judging.
  • Callysto announces the hackathon winner.

Hackathon offerings

  • School or classroom hackathons: if you're a Grades 5-12 teacher in Canada, you or your school district can ask us to lead a hackathon. We handle the event from start-to-finish.
  • Hackathon material creation: if you're a Grades 5-12 teacher in Canada and need help making hackathon materials, we can support you. We also have a hackathon planning guide to help you get started.

Teacher Training

We provide free group, or one-on-one training for Grades 5-12 teachers in Canada about:

  • How to use Callysto in the classroom
  • How to help students learn to interpret graphs
  • How to create a data science hackathon
  • How to use data science in everyday classroom curricula

Customized Data Science Learning Modules

We help Grades 5-12 teachers in Canada create customized data science modules to fit their curricula, and student needs. For more information please email contact@callysto.ca.

Have Questions?

We’re here to help. Please email contact@callysto.ca if you have questions about how to use Callysto in your classroom.