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Stetson Hosts 2nd Annual sudo HackStetson

Stetson University will host the second annual sudo HackStetson hackathon this weekend.

The sudo hackathon, named for a utility that gives users permission to use specific system commands, will bring together more than 200 university students from across Florida and the nation for a weekend-long sprint of innovation.

Hackers will build apps, services, hardware integrations, and virtual and augmented reality experiences. This environment will allow participants to learn new technologies, enhance their understanding of other technologies, work with like-minded individuals and meet with recruiters from top tech companies.

Participants will work for 24 consecutive hours with minor breaks for food, rest and team-building events, including a visit from therapy dogs. Following 24 hours of programming, teams will present their work at an expo at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, and prizes will be awarded to the best overall products.

The event is free to all participants, who must be university students. The event is also open to the public free of charge to view or meet with sponsors.


If You Go

When:  Saturday, April 1, 11 a.m. through Sunday, April 2, 3 p.m.

Key events include:
Saturday, April 1
11 a.m.                     Opening ceremonies
Noon                        Hacking begins
2 p.m.                      Tech Talk – “Moves Like Swagger, the OpenAPI Specification” by Ross Williams

Sunday, April 2
1 a.m.                     Tech Talk – “Defusing with Biductive Prolog” by Dr. Josh Eckroth
10 a.m.                  Therapy dogs arrive
12:30 p.m.              Expo begins (during expo participants showcase their work)
2 p.m.                    Closing ceremonies/awards presentation

Where:                 Stetson University, Lynn Business Center, 345 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32724

Who:                     Stetson student event organizers: Erica Kok (class of 2019); Malak Patel (class of 2018); and Austin Coates (class of  2018) and 200 university students from schools across Florida and the country.


About Stetson University

Founded in 1883, Stetson University is the oldest private university in Central Florida, providing a transforming education in the liberal arts tradition. Stetson stresses academic excellence and community-engaged learning, and consistently earns high marks in national rankings. Stetson encourages its students to go beyond success to significance in their lives, the lives of others and their communities. Stay connected with Stetson on social media.