Keller Center - Educating Leaders for a Technology-Driven Society

HackPrinceton draws 500 students to brainstorm and build, but not sleep

HackPrinceton draws 500 students to brainstorm and build, but not sleep

Posted on Friday, April 4, 2014

HackPrinceton drew a crowd of 500 students to Jadwin Gym over the weekend! 

For 36 hours ending Sunday afternoon, March 30, Jadwin Gym on the Princeton University campus was packed with some 500 undergraduates from more than 40 universities, working furiously on programming and hardware projects. Such "hackathons" have grown in popularity in recent years. Usually 24- or 36-hour events, they provide the students with food, camaraderie and a location to devote a weekend to develop an idea -- whether an extension of their senior theses, a pitch for a startup company, or a computer game. 

See the full story here, courtesy of Stacey Huang '16.