West Chester University students will join around 6,000 hackers from 34 countries for a day of hacking during a global hackathon event supported by Microsoft and other companies, writes Roberto Torres for Technical.ly Philly.
Pennsylvania will host four of the more than 200 Local Hack Day events on Saturday, Dec. 1, including one at WCU.
The global event is organized by Major League Hacking, the student hackathon league. It expects around 100 students to take part, giving them the chance to gain new technology skills and network with other technologists.
“I think students should participate in Local Hack Day because it’s a great way to create new projects, make friends, and gain coding experience,” said Jenna Abbott, the president of WCU’s Computer Science Club. “Hackathons can be intimidating, but Local Hack Day is a starting point.”
She said that the event will be inclusive to all coders, whether they’re just getting started or are highly experienced.
“At the end of the day, we are all here to have fun and make cool projects together,” she said.
Read more about the global hackathon at Technical.ly Philly here.