Tonight, October 23, is Hofstra University’s second Make-A-Thon/Hack-A-Thon event at the Calkins Lab (room 106), which gives students the opportunity to explore and create Halloween-themed digital projects. The Make-A-Thon (to be held from 7-11 p.m.) features special hands-on activities, including 3D printing, basic electronics, and robotics. Students with different levels of expertise, across all areas of study, are invited to participate.
Despite its name, the Hack-A-Thon does 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.
There will be door prizes and refreshments served throughout the night. There are also prizes for the winners of the Make-A-Thon and Hack-A-Thon. Visit hofstra.edu/hack to review the rules and register a team. For more information call 516-463-7777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.