TAMUHack is a new student organization dedicated to bridging the gap between formal coding classes and innovative ideas by providing students with all levels of experience and ability the opportunity to work on real-world projects. TAMUHack will host the “Lone Star Hackathon” October 24-25.
“A hackathon is not about hacking,” the TAMUHack website (http://tamuhack.com) explains. “It is an event about bringing together software in a way that has never been seen or done before.” Eleni Mijalis ’16, Honors Student and co-founder of TAMUHack says that the new organization is “excited to make this the best hackathon in Texas.”
TAMUHack has certainly built a reputation of success. The organization, which was founded this year, has participated in a half dozen hacks. They were awarded the “Best Health Hack” and “Best Collaboration Hack” at the 10th Annual PennApps Hackathon last month for Idleguard, the app they developed to help patients keep up with important medical information and instructions.
The TAMUHack team also took first place at the Facebook Texas Regional Hackathon last spring for a web-based app that allows users to tag people before they join Facebook. When the person does create a Facebook account, the app helps consolidate tagged information into the new profile.
The “Lone Star Hackathon” scheduled later this month will bring together high school and college student competitors to learn, have fun, and win prizes. Registration is open at http://tamuhack.com/rsvp.
Volunteers are also needed for the event: http://tamuhack.com/help. Current TAMU Honors Students can receive Honors Student Council participation credit for volunteering.