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Media Advisory: Hundreds of College Students to Gather at Johns Hopkins for Weekend Hackathon

February 11, 2019
CONTACT: Shani McPherson
Office: 410-516-4778
Cell: 510-393-7159

WHAT: More than 300 graduate and undergraduate students from around the country will gather at Johns Hopkins University this weekend for the latest HopHacks, a marathon session challenging 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 people, and begin a 36-hour effort.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 through 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb.17. 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.

Sponsors are: Accenture, Bloomberg, Capital One, FastForward U, Google, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Mission Data, G2, Inc., Mission Data, JH Information Technology, John Snow Labs, Linode, BrainTrust, Oracle Data Cloud, Twilio, Zcoin

Members of the media who expect to cover the event should RSVP to Shani McPherson at 510-393-7159 or sprovos1@jhu.edu


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