The Department of Scientific Computing announces its sponsorship of this year’s HackFSU event to be held Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Dirac Science Library.
The event will begin with an opening ceremony, then students and recent graduates will have 30 hours to meet partners, create teams, determine skill sets, brainstorm an idea, and build a software application or hardware project from start to finish. In fact, participants may implement any concept that is computer related – hardware, software, mobile apps, or web design. After working through the weekend, HackFSU will conclude with closing ceremonies Sunday afternoon.
Participants can form teams of up to four. Many items will be on hand at the venue to help make the hackers successful and comfortable: food, beverages, mentors and a mentor lounge, side events (such as a LEGO building competition) to be selected by the participants, couches, tables and chairs, and various workspaces. Hackers should bring their student ID, a laptop and charger, a change of clothes, a resume, a pillow, a blanket, and toiletries. Prizes will be on hand for those who are new to hacking and HackFSU.
Scientific Computing is pleased to sponsor this hack-a-thon and help bring this exciting event to the FSU and Tallahassee communities. Last year, over four hundred hackers attended, and there were more than 85 project demonstrations.