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"Kent Hack Enough" hackathon summary from the weekend of March 9thPosted Mar. 11, 2013
Kent State University's web and mobile development club, hacKSU, hosted the "Kent Hack Enough" hackathon on the weekend of March 9th.
The event hosted over 60 students from 6 different universities and included sponsorship from Google, Hyland Software, Kent Displays, Progressive, JumpStart, LaunchHouse and ICC.
The hackathon began at 9:00 P.M. Friday night with participant working on projects, or "hacks", for 36 straight hours. The event wrapped up Sunday afternoon at 1:00 P.M. with project presentations, awards and lunch. The outcome was eleven hacks ranging from an app for parking recommendations on campus, to an iPhone app that can count how much change you have lying on a table. The first place team created an application called WebActa, a real-time feed of Twitter pictures from trending hashtags.
With the event being a great success, hacKSU is planning to host a hackathon each semester moving forward, welcoming students from all disciplines around KSU and other universities. Next semester's hackathon is expected to bring in over 100 students, and already has interest from schools including University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania.
For more information about the hackathon and hacKSU, visit: http://hacksu.cs.kent.edu/