Wayne State Hackathon attracts over 240 students from 39 schools

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"A marathon weekend hackathon takes place at Wayne State University's College of Engineering.

More than 200 high school and college students gather for "HackWSU" starting Saturday morning on the university's Detroit campus. They'll spend their time writing online-based software, creating mobile apps and designing computer programs.

Participants will work through the night — and organizers say they should bring pillows and sleeping bags. The event, which is billed as a 24-hour hackathon, is scheduled to wrap up Sunday afternoon.

"HackWSU" is hosted by the university's Blackstone LaunchPad student entrepreneurship center. Students are expected from the Detroit area and across the border in Windsor, Ontario. It's a pre-launch event for Detroit Startup Week, which begins Monday."

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"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."

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