Hackathons

This is a 24 hour event hosted annually by the Diversity Council

Who: Students, faculty and staff from all disciplines are welcome. Teams up to 8 people.

What:  A 24-hour interdisciplinary competition to address challenges posed by TAMU units dedicated to enhancing the TAMU campus for all.

Teams will compete for $5,000 in prize money by using open data from a variety of public sources to address assigned Challenges. The teams can produce for example apps, prototypes, visualizations, art, music, installations, or anything else that will enhance TAMU campus.

The competition is free but registration is required (first come, first served). Food throughout the event & t-shirts will be provided.

Where:  Langford Building A

 

Challenges will be presented during the Kick Off event 

 Prizes: To be confirmed and subject to change, amounts TBC. 

  • Most Daring
  • Most Critical
  • Most Creative
  • Most Engaging
  • Most Practical
  • People's Choice

 

Example Challenge:

As of January 25th, 2017 1502 Aggies have requested accommodations with the TAMU Disability Services. We ask you to use the skills and knowledge of your discipline to imagine a TAMU campus of the future, where accommodations are not add-ons and after-thoughts, but integral to the physical and digital fabric of the University, its landscape, streets, sidewalks, exterior and interior of buildings, classrooms, technology, digital interfaces, etc. We are looking for visionary projects and ideas that break away from the current status quo. 

 

Presented by The College of Architecture Diversity Council; College of Education and Human Development; College of Engineering; TEES; College of Geosciences, Department of Geography; College of Architecture ITS; TAMU Libraries, GIS & Maps