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First Student-Run Hackathon Coming to SU Campus April 21-22
On April 21 and 22, Syracuse University will welcome CuseHacks, the University’s first student-run hackathon. The event is free and college students from around the Northeast are invited to spend 24 hours building innovative applications, websites and hardware projects. It will be held in the Life Sciences Complex building.
CuseHacks was organized by College of Engineering and Computer Science students Geri Madanguit ’18, Alyse Williams ’18, Timothy Han ’18, Donna Le ’18, Eshetu Shiferaw ’18 and Caitlin Sanders ’21.
“I always wanted to bring a hackathon here to SU,” says Madanguit. “It is such an amazing thing; it helps students and faculty and improves the community.”
Organizers say you do not need any coding experience to participate and they are dedicated to facilitating a welcoming environment for everyone, particularly beginners. Mentors and volunteers will be there to help by answering questions, leading workshops and guiding participants.
“You can build amazing applications now without even coding,” says Madanguit.
Madanguit says Google will be one of the tech companies running a free workshop at the event. She hopes anyone from Syracuse interested in tech innovation will register for CuseHacks and expects students from Rochester and New York City to attend as well.
“It is great for designers, artists, entrepreneurs and engineers,” says Mandanguit. “This can help you move fantastic ideas from being just a concept.”
Support for CuseHacks was provided by the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
About Syracuse University
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