WesHack Bootcamp and Hackathon


WesHack is a two-part conference that welcomes Wesleyan students and alumni to pick up new tech skills or to flaunt the ones they’ve got. Track one offers a day-long bootcamp with workshops on front-end design, web app development, video editing, graphic design, and more. You’ll leave armed with basic skills and a good sense of the tools and know-how you’ll need to bring your ideas to life. This crash-course is open to people of all experience levels, so anyone looking to grow their skill set or boost their online presence is encouraged to attend.

The lineup of presenters is well-stocked with impressive Wes students, alumni and friends in the tech world – like software engineer and WesHack co-founder Julian Applebaum ’13, Lily Herman ’16, and Olayinka Lawal ’15 – who will answer  your burning questions in the Q&As and student entrepreneur panel.

If you’d like some competition and teamwork in your WesHack experience, register for the 48-hour Hackathon! From Friday, September 5 at noon to Sunday, September 7 at midnight or noon,  teams will develop Wes-themed apps, which will be judged by expert alumni for their creativity, technical difficulty, and polish. There are many roles to be filled in each project, so all levels of expertise are welcome – experienced programmers and enthusiastic newbs alike.

To learn more about the Hackathon experience, relive last year’s “slumber party for nerds,” admire previous projects, and follow the action. There have been some changes to the rules (no more map-related apps: we officially know where everything is.) so check those out here. Registration is free, with food and goodies comped by our lead sponsor, Squarespace.

Date: Friday, September 5 – Sunday, September 7
Place: Exley Science Center
Cost: $15 for Bootcamp, $0 for Hackathon
Schedules and Registration HERE

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