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Utah College Students, High School Seniors Invited to 'HackUSU' March 18-19

Registration open for free, 24-hour hackathon at USU, featuring competitions, workshops, food, prizes and fun

By Mary-Ann Muffoletto |

Whether a coding expert or a beginner, all Utah college students and high school seniors are invited to HackUSU 2022, Utah State University's annual 24-hour, intercollegiate hackathon. The free gathering is set for March 18-19 on the USU campus.

Eat. Sleep (not). Code. Repeat.

Perhaps you’ve always wanted to learn to code or tinker with hardware, or maybe you’re a card-carrying-techie-programming-whiz. Whatever your skill level, all Utah college students and high school seniors are invited to participate in HackUSU 2022, Utah State University’s annual intercollegiate hackathon. The 24-hour gathering will be Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, in Huntsman Hall on the USU campus in Logan.

“College students and high school seniors are welcome to attend, regardless of coding experience,” says USU student and gathering organizer Amy DeSpain. “We’ll have workshops covering both introductory and advanced programming topics, as well as non-technical workshops from the USU Career Design Center. There will be plenty to do for anyone interested in computer science, data analytics or electrical and computer engineering.”

The hackathon begins with check-in at 3 p.m. Friday, March 18, and continues through March 19, with an awards ceremony and prize drawing Saturday evening. Participation is free, but all participants must register at the event’s website.

“HackUSU is fun, because you get to network with other students and you can work on any project you like,” DeSpain says. “You’ll have opportunities to talk with industry professionals while learning about internship and career opportunities.”

HackUSU, hosted by the USU College of Science and USU’s Huntsman School of Business, is supported by private industry sponsors.

“We’ll have plenty of free food and snacks to keep everyone going for 24 hours while they learn about new tech and developing projects as a team,” DeSpain says.

WRITER

Mary-Ann Muffoletto
Public Relations Specialist
College of Science
435-797-3517
maryann.muffoletto@usu.edu

CONTACT

Amy DeSpain
Media Coordinator
HackUSU
hackusu@aggies.usu.edu


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