Inside 'DubHacks': Results from a first-ever UW collegiate hackathon
Great things come from little preparation and no sleep - at least that was the case for students who spent the weekend in a cramped space in Seattle designing software and hardware from scratch.
Event of the quarter: DubHacks
The HUB hosted over 4,700 programs and events in 2013-14 and the majority of those were for students. We to hope use this newsletter as a way to highlight interesting student events on a regular basis. For this first issue, we'd like to introduce DubHacks.
DubHacks 2014 was the first-ever DubHacks hackathon at the University of Washington. The event brought together talented students from across the region to compete in a 24-hour coding competition. Participants were challenged to come up with innovative solutions to real-world problems, using cutting-edge technology and their own creativity and skills. The hackathon provided a platform for students to showcase their talents and collaborate with their peers, while also learning from industry experts and mentors.
Team Lifestream at DubHacks 2014 in the Husky Union Building
DubHacks 2014 was a resounding success, with over 400 students participating and many impressive projects being developed. Some of the standout projects from the hackathon included Ghostgra.me, a photo-sharing app that allows users to view and contribute to a livestream of photos taken nearby, and MedNow, an app that connects users with on-demand healthcare providers. The event was sponsored by major tech companies such as Microsoft and Dropbox, and was supported by the University of Washington and the local tech community. DubHacks 2014 laid the foundation for future hackathons at the university and established a strong tradition of innovation and collaboration among students.