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STX: HackFest

Hackfest St. Croix 2015 - October 23 to 24, 2015

October 23, 2015 - October 24, 2015

05:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Room 902 in the library on the Albert Sheen Campus

Dr. TIm Faley, 340-693-1310, tfaley@uvi.edu


On October 23, 2015 HackFest UVI will gather problem solvers and programmers to devise innovative solutions to problems affecting the Virgin Islanders. The first-ever hackathon on St. Croix is proudly sponsored by NEARiX, organized by UVIDEA, the student-run innovation and entrepreneurship club, and supported by UVI’s RT Park. The upcoming hackathon will be the first one held in St. Croix and is open to all students of the University of the Virgin Islands. Students will work in teams to build solutions (typically phone app concepts) and the event will culminate in student presentations before a panel of judges.

When:

  • 5-7pm on Friday, October 23, 2015
  • 8am – 4pm on Saturday, October 24, 2015

Where:

  • Library room 902 (on the second floor); Albert Sheen Campus of the University of the Virgin Islands

What:

  • Friday: Ideation session and Team formation/building
  • Saturday: solution concept creations and presentations (breakfast and lunch provided)

Team Prizes:

  • $500 cash for Best Hack
  • $100 cash for Most Innovative Hack
  • $100 cash for Most Impactful Hack
  • $100 in-kind sponsored by VI-EPSCoR for best solution of a problem related to coral reef health, watersheds, oceanography, human attitudes toward sustainability, and teaching and fisheries workforce development. 

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