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Students Show Off Their Talent for Tech

Hofstra University is presenting its second Make-A-Thon/Hack-A-Thon event at the Calkins Lab (room 106) on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Students with different levels of expertise, across all areas of study, are invited to participate.

make-hack-fall2014_makeThe Make-A-Thon (to be held from 7-11 p.m. that evening) gives students the opportunity to explore and create Halloween-themed digital projects. Special hands-on activities include 3D printing, basic electronics, and robotics.

Despite its name, the Hack-A-Thon will not involve any hacking; the event is an all-night (7 p.m.-7 a.m.) computer coding competition. Students, in teams of four, are challenged to create programming that benefits the Hofstra community. Hack-A-Thon judging begins at 7 a.m. on Friday, October 24.

Winners will receive prizes and there will be door prizes and refreshments served throughout the night. Visit hofstra.edu/hack to review the rules and register a team. For more information call 516-463-7777 or email learningsupport@hofstra.edu.

 

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