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HackPSU To Hold First Ever Students-Only Hackathon

Calling all hackers! Starting on Saturday, Nov. 7, Penn State’s 24-hour learning hack marathon, HackPSU, will hold its inaugural student-only hackathon. The hackathon will be held in the Information Sciences and Technology Building and will run from Saturday at noon until noon on Sunday.

Registration and meals will be provided free of charge. As a part of a partnership with Penn State’s Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, those who participate in the event are encouraged to work on technology that will improve their education and online learning. The event is designed for students who have participated in HackPSU before, as well as those who have no experience. Recruiters from top tech organizations will be in attendance, and the top teams will be awarded with sponsor goodies and tech-themed prizes. All participants will be able to walk away with a portfolio website or prototype application by the end of the marathon.

HackPSU was established in 2012 as a small start-up consisting of only 20 students, but has since grown into a much larger event, drawing students from University Park as well as Commonwealth campuses. The HackPSU team hopes that the event will foster an environment centered around self-expression, education, and creativity through technology. In addition to hands-on workshops and one-on-one time with mentors from the software industry, HackPSU offers a fun way for students to code, create mobile apps, and have fun while solving everyday tech problems.

Registration for the student-only hackathon is now closed, but it’s never too late to check out what HackPSU is all about.

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Gabriela is a junior majoring in print and digital journalism and Onward State's student life editor. She is from Norristown, PA, which she normally refers to as "30 minutes outside of Philadelphia" (she looked up the exact driving time). She enjoys Broadway musicals, neck pillows, and eating cereal at night. To contact Gabriela, e-mail her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter @GabiStevenson if you want to feel young again.

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