YU hosts hackathon next weekend

YU hosts hackathon next weekend

Beginning on Saturday, May 7, at 10 p.m., and ending on Sunday, May 8, at 10 p.m., Yeshiva University students will host a hackathon — a 24-hour event designed to foster technological innovation and creativity — in the university’s Height Lounge, 515 West 185th Street in upper Manhattan. The hackathon, called “Reinvent: YU,” will promote activism by bringing together hundreds of local high school and university students to collaborate on original projects that run the gamut from apps and games to robots and other kinds of inventions that can benefit Jewish communities.

The YU hackathon will provide a venue for students to work together in teams and share their skills — including coding, graphic design, conceptual thinking, and marketing — to build working prototypes that can take their ideas to the next level. YU alumni now working for such technology giants as Google and Microsoft, as well as for companies like JPMorgan Chase and Bloomberg, will be on hand to guide teams, offer advice, and discuss their experiences.

The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. For information, go to www.reinventyu.com.

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