Wayne State to host hackathon this weekend

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"Wayne State University’s College of Engineering and Blackstone LaunchPad will host Hack WSU, a weekend hackathon for high school and college students, this weekend.

Students will write web-based software, create mobile apps or design computer programs addressing a need or innovation of their choice.

The 24 hour blitz event is open to all current university and high school students, who will work together in teams. The idea is to create something useful, original and cool. This year, there will be two tracks: One for experienced developers and another for beginners.

In addition to the competition, there will be breakout workshops and an employer recruiting fair.

Hack WSU will take place at the College of Engineering, at 5050 Anthony Wayne Dr. Activities start with registration at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and kickoff off of the hackathon at 1 p.m. Coding ends at noon Sunday, with demonstrations and award presentations through 4 p.m. Sunday. Participants will work through the night and are invited to bring pillows and sleeping bags.

WSU’s Blackstone LaunchPad offers guidance, resources and mentoring to would-be entrepreneurs at the school. Innovation Warriors is another organizer, as well as Wayne State student entrepreneurs, faculty and staff.

To register or for more information, visit hackwsu.com."