More than 200 college students to gather for
weekend of collaborative computer programming.
This weekend, April 1 and 2, Stetson University will host the second annual sudo (a utility that gives users permission to use specific system commands) HackStetson hackathon. The hackathon will bring together more than 200 university students from across Florida and the nation for a weekend-long sprint of innovation. Hackers will build apps, services, hardware integrations, and virtual and augmented reality experiences. This environment will allow participants to learn new technologies, enhance their understanding of other technologies, work with like-minded individuals and meet with recruiters from top tech companies.
Participants will work for 24 consecutive hours with minor breaks for food, rest, and team-building events, including a visit from therapy dogs. Following 24 hours of programming, teams will present their work at an expo at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, and prizes will be awarded to the best overall products. The event is free to all participants, who must be university students. The event is also open to the public, free of charge, to view or meet with sponsors.
WHEN: Saturday, April 1, 11 a.m. through Sunday, April 2, 3 p.m. Key events include:
Saturday, April 1
11 a.m. Opening ceremonies
Noon Hacking begins
2 p.m. Tech Talk – “Moves Like Swagger, the OpenAPI Specification” by Ross Williams
Sunday, April 2
1 a.m. Tech Talk – “Defusing with Biductive Prolog” by Dr. Josh Eckroth
10 a.m. Therapy dogs arrive
12:30 p.m. Expo begins (during expo participants showcase their work)
2 p.m. Closing ceremonies/awards presentation
WHERE: Stetson University, Lynn Business Center, 345 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32724
WHO: Stetson student event organizers: Erica Kok (class of 2019); Malak Patel (class of 2018); and Austin Coates (class of 2018) and 200 university students from schools across Florida and the country.