This weekend is the PennApps Hackathon, a biannual event run by students in the computer science department and sponsored by seemingly every big tech giant in the United States. Apart from the 500 angry, focused nerds from the East Coast taking over your engineering quad for the weekend, it should be very exciting.
The hackathon spans 48 hours, and many will presumably not sleep – maybe we can bring this back, computer style. Look out for pictures, interviews, red bull, and tense arguments about the merits of non-relational databases!
At the end of the hackathon, an event will be held at Irvine Auditorium where the top 20 projects will demonstrate their products in front of a panel of judges. It’s open to the public, so go check it out at 2pm on Sunday!