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Calling All Computer Geeks: PSU Hackathon Starts Friday

If you build it, they will come. Or play it. Or make a meme about it. But first, you have to build it, and computer geeks everywhere will now have the opportunity to design software that could win them anywhere from $1,000 for first place to $250 for third, and a variety of raffle prizes.

That’s because SincerelyWeeblyMuluIST Alumni Society, and Innoblue have teamed up to sponsor Hackathon — a 24 hour challenge to build the best software product you can, with a demo for each competing person or team at the conclusion of the event.

Space is limited to 50 people, so if you want to create the next cell phone time killing game, computer generating meme, or newest image creating software, hurry on over to the contest website and register. It can be you, or you and two of your closest friends. The event starts this Friday, the 13th, and if you are able to survive Friday the 13th, you should have no problem making it to the demo and awards presentation at 6 p.m. on Saturday, provided you take advantage of the free food and snacks, and maybe, just maybe, find a way to hack in and win the raffle contests, which will run at the top of the hour each night.

There will also be a pair of workshops, one a day, to help improve your creative skills. Hack away, my friends.

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