The Association of Computing Machinery at the University of Minnesota (ACM) is initiating an intercollegiate hackathon called Uhack.
“We want to have some fun while strengthening the network of college students who are interested in collaborating cross-campus,” says ACM board member and big data student Conner Cowling.
On September 26 & 27th, up to 350 students from across the upper Midwest are invited to the University of Minnesota for the free 24 hour event. Cowling says all undergraduate and graduate students of any skill level, from any field of study, are invited.
U of M Twin Cities will be certainly be locally represented, as will Macalester and St. Thomas, with bus transportation provided from nearby states Michigan, North/South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin.
In the end, the Cowling explains the goal of more student unity across the participating schools, of course tangible prizes and bragging rights always incentivize.