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The Big Event

  • Nova Labs 1916 Isaac Newton Square West Reston, VA, 20190 United States (map)

Friday (Schedule TBD)

  • 6:00pm EST: We will start off with a meet and greet followed by some guest speakers, and show-and-tell from our last big event.

  • 7:00pm EST: We will start planning our project timelines.

  • 7:30pm EST: Dinner.

  • 8:00pm EST: Team discussions with coordinators (PiNG #1) to ensure scope and budgets are on point.

  • 8:30pm EST: The real making begins. The marathon is underway and your team is picking up steam.

  • 11:00pm EST: PiNG #2.

  • Midnight EST: Midnight snack to push through into the wee hours.


Saturday (Schedule TBD)

  • 8:00am EST: Breakfast.

  • 9:00am EST: PiNG #3

  • 10:30am EST: Field Trip! We will take Makers and Knowers to Home Depot to pick up materials and get ideas as to how they can best build their projects with the materials available.

  • Noon EST: Lunch and videos of past projects.

  • 1:30pm EST: PiNG #4

  • 5:00pm EST: Stretch our legs and get some fresh air. We will play some outdoor games and to clear our heads and refresh.

  • 6:00pm EST: Outdoor BBQ

  • 7:00pm EST: Back into action. We will discuss final presentations and documenting our projects

  • 8:00pm EST: PiNG #5


Sunday (Schedule TBD)

  • 8:00am EST: Breakfast.

  • 8:30am EST: PiNG #6. Final chance to add finishing touches to products, presentations, and documentation.

  • 10:00am EST: Presentations begin - Open to the public, RSVP

  • Noon EST: Awards and closing ceremony

  • 1:00pm EST: Time to head home and get some much needed rest. You have done something amazing. Take some time to let it sink in, and be sure to post your accomplishments to inspire others.


Earlier Event: March 30