04/02/2018 -What does it take to get almost 100 hackers in one room to do some good work for the world?
Make it wholesome.
This past weekend, we had UT students gather in the SAC Ballroom in order to attempt to hack up a project that would promote good health and physical well-being. Though there is some irony in hosting wholesomeness in an event that cultivates sleepless nights and overdoses in coffee (especially in 24-48 hr hackathons), being amidst students who thrive (or suffer) in that environment produced many amazing projects!Read more
10/17/2017 -As some of you may know, I have this burning passion for hackathons.
Many have wondered why hackathons are something I enjoy talking so much about. Nothing other than my faith gets me more excited than talking about the opportunities that hackathons can provide for others.Read more
04/01/2017 -Hello dear reader!
I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend! I, for my part, had a lot of fun this weekend as I participated in my first ever 24 hour hackathon at the WiCS (Women in Computer Science) Hackathon.Read more
03/24/2017 -Hackathons are really fun. Unlike college, where most projects in class are set in stone, hackathons are loosely structured, which gives a lot of flexibility on the wide range topics that can be pursued in 24 hours. Things can become easily scattered, though, even when there is a set theme behind a hackathon. Which means one of the first (and hardest) steps that need to be taken is to come up with an idea to work on.Read more
11/15/2016 -Several months ago, I went to a hackathon in Georgia and my team worked on an Android application game called Hungry Cats. We had a great concept, cool graphics, and amazing programmers at hand, but the one thing we didn't have was code with documentation.
What is documentation? Documentation is any sort of comment within your codebase that gives anyone who reads it a brief description of your methods, classes, and implementations and how to use them. These comments should be explained as simply as possible.Read more
10/10/2016 -This past weekend, I participated in a Hackathon, and it was quite possibly the most fun event I have ever been a part of.
It was my first Hackathon and since I am pretty new to computer science in general, I was very nervous that I would have no idea what I was doing, and worse, drag my team down.
But when I got there, I was pleasantly surprised to find that really no one knew what they were doing. I mean, some knew more than others of course, but at the end of the day we were all crying over a login button for four hours together. Read more