Five years ago Yahoo introduced their 24 hour hack experience to universities around the world. At first it took a while to convince school officials to open their buildings to a bunch of students for 40 hours to build, learn, network, and create cool projects that they wouldn't learn in class. Yahoo HackU events have become hugely successful.
Student Organized Hack Events in Pennsylvania
Change is inevitable; with enough inspiration and passion these changes bring great results. This can be seen in two recent student-led hack events in Pennsylvania. Carnegie Mellon student groups created Tartan Hacks, an event for freshmen and sophomore students to learn new skills, start hacking, and inject the hacking/entrepreneurial spirit in the future class leaders. Mentors from Yahoo, Ideeli, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter gave the individual teams hands-on training with APIs and programming over the 24 hour period.
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