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Hundreds of College Students to Convene at JHU for Marathon Weekend Hackathon

Weekend Media Advisory for February 16-18, 2018

Feb. 16, 2018
CONTACT: Phil Sneiderman
Office: 443-997-9907
Cell: 410-299-7462
prs@jhu.edu  @JHUmediareps

WHAT: Graduate and undergraduate students from around the country will gather at Johns Hopkins University this weekend for the latest HopHacks, a marathon session. The event challenges students to realize their best software and hardware ideas and compete for cash and other sponsored prizes. The students will convene Friday evening, split into teams of up to four, and begin a 36-hour effort. This semester, HopHacks is partnering with the Johns Hopkins Mathematical Institute for Data Science to present a new data science track. Students will learn cutting-edge data science and machine learning techniques.

 WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 through 2:45 p.m. Sunday Feb. 18

(NOTE: Best media times would be 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, when projects will be displayed and awards will be presented. A link to the full schedule of events can be found here. 

WHERE: Hodson Hall, Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles Street. A link to a campus map can be found here.

WHO: More than 300 graduate and undergraduate students from around the country are expected to take part.

WHY: The HopHacks mission is to provide a collaborative environment where students can learn by creating something they have always dreamed about making.

Sponsors are: Accenture, Aatana, Bloomberg, Imprivata, Siemens Healthineers, Booz Allen Hamilton, Facebook, Accenture, Boxed, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine, Capital One, Google, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Deloitte, JP Morgan Chase & Co. Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, Google, Johns Hopkins Alumni Association, PayPal, Redchat, Linode, Hacker Earth, Radix Registry, Mission Data, G2, Inc., JHU Registrar, JHTV, Mission Data, JH Information Technology. 

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