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ADVISORY: At JHU This Weekend, Students to Hack to Improve City Life

September 12, 2018
CONTACT: Jill Rosen
Office: 443-997-9906
Cell: 443-547-8805
jrosen@jhu.edu @JHUmediareps

WHAT: More than 300 graduate and undergraduate students from around the country will gather at Johns Hopkins University for the latest 36-hour HopHacks, a marathon session challenging students to come up with software and hardware ideas.

This year’s hackathon includes a community-minded “Civic Hack”— sponsored by the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Baltimore City IT Department — that challenges entrants to use “Lutèce,” an open-source platform created by Paris, France, to develop apps for improving city life. Municipal technology staff from Paris will be on hand throughout the event to demo the software and offer technical support.

Winning teams will get prizes up to $1,000.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, through 2:45 p.m. Sunday Sept. 16. Projects will be displayed and awards will be presented on Sunday between 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. A link to the full schedule of events can be found here.

WHERE: Hodson Hall, Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus.

SPONSORS: Bloomberg, Google, Accenture, Siemens Healthineers, Factory Four, JP Morgan Chase & Co., MongoDB, Booz Allen Hamilton, G2, Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins FastForward, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Information Technology, Linode, John Snow Labs, StickerMule, and HackerEarth.

Event contact: Shani McPherson at (510) 393-7159 or sprovos1@jhu.edu


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