CrimsonHacks to spend weekend hosting hacking marathonBy Annie Hollon | 04/12/2018 11:14pm
Who: Pre-registered students who signed up for the event can go
What: CrimsonHacks hacking marathon
When: April 14-15, early registration begins April 13
Where: Ferguson Student Center Ballroom
Why: Provide space for students interested in hacking
The CrimsonHacks event brings together hackers from all over the South for a 24-hour hacking marathon, or “hackathon.” Teams or individuals attend workshops, competitions and other activities based around legal, fun hacking. Attendees stay overnight in the Ferguson Center Ballroom and have food provided for them throughout the weekend. Bailey McIntosh, Executive Director of CrimsonHacks, said this event provides a place for computer science majors and students in related fields a way to share and communicate.
“It’s sort of a way to give creators and coders a space to build some kind of meaningful project,” McIntosh said. “It’s a way to promote coding and create.”