Campus Hackathons Prepare Students for Tech and Coding Careers

Publisher 
EdTech Magazine
Author 
Michael Durand
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Higher education institutions are finding that hackathons — events inviting students to participate in science, technology, engineering and math challenges — are a great way to connect coding to real-world problems that students care about solving.

At Stetson University, hackathons have included daylong boot camps on activities such as penetration tests, application building and coding of smart assistants, Campus Technology reports. 

“Hackathons naturally encourage small communities to form in which students learn from each other and work together to build sophisticated projects in a single weekend,” Joshua Eckroth, an assistant professor of computer science at Stetson University, said in a statement, according to Campus Technology.

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