CodeDay is a 24 hour hackathon where ~100 Oregon student programmers will gather at the Autodesk in Lake Oswego on Nov 7-8th and work on cool coding projects like games or apps.
No prior programming experience is necessary -there are workshops for absolute beginners. There is a $10 fee, but all three meals and snacks are provided.
Prior programming experience is NOT necessary. We’ve had people who have never written a line of code in their life work with veteran programmers to build award-winning software. The goal of the event is to help people learn to code, even if they never have before.
More information is at http://codeday.org/portland.