First Hackathon at Boston University

in Alumni, Students, Undergraduate Students
March 19th, 2014

Hackers receiving mentoring at one of their previous events.

Hackers receiving mentoring at one of their previous events.

Starting March 21 at 7 PM, students have 24 hours to “hack” a digital or physical product. Hackers will work on starting a website or mobile app from scratch, which could be useful for present applications.

“There have been various hackathons before run by BUILDS [an organization that strives on hacker ethic] and other student organizations but we believe this will be the largest, first to take place at EPIC, and includes a collaboration between multiple student organizations,” says team coordinator Connor McEwen (ECE ’14).

Boston University students are invited to get into groups of 2-4 people to learn new practical skills, meet other students interested in building things, having fun, and producing a project to show to potential employers or friends.

In addition, alumni interested in mentoring are welcomed to show up at 7 PM on Friday or 10 AM on Saturday, and those interested in judging should come at 5 PM on Saturday.

There are interesting categories students are being judged on, such as Most Fun Project, Best Noob Project (for those who have not competed or hacked before), Best Mobile Project, Best Web Project, and Best Hardware Project.

The most rewarding prize, however, will be the hands-on and educational experience.

For more information: http://make.bu.edu/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/617962314957038/

- Chelsea Hermond (SMG ’15)