Nearly 300 student hackers from Vanderbilt and Purdue universities, the Atlanta area, and North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park will showcase at an expo Sunday, Oct. 4, the results of an intense weekend of hacking at Vanderbilt University. By Sunday the students will have worked around the clock, eating, sleeping and hacking at Sarratt Student Center, during the VandyHacks hackathon, or invention marathon.
Not to be confused with illegal and unauthorized programming, hacking in this context brings together programmers, designers, builders and more for an intense session of collaboration and innovation meant to produce real applications that others can use. Groups of students will team up to learn, build and share their creations during the course of a few days. The final projects will be presented during the expo Sunday afternoon. Students have registered to participate in the private event, and registration is now closed. Meant to be a concentrated team-building and working session, the hackathon is not open for public attendance.
The event, entirely organized by Vanderbilt students, has support from partners and sponsors who will also provide mentors for the teams as they compete to be the first-, second- and third-place finishers. A panel of expert judges will select the top three teams who will each receive a prize.
WHAT:Nearly 300 student hackers from Vanderbilt and Purdue universities, the Atlanta area, and North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park will showcase the results of an intense weekend of hacking at an expo at Vanderbilt University. By the Sunday expo, the students will have worked around the clock, eating, sleeping and hacking during VandyHacks — a hackathon, or invention marathon.
WHERE: The location for the VandyHacks event, including the expo, is Vanderbilt University’s Sarratt Student Center.
WHEN: The expo will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4.