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STT: HackFest

On November 6, UVI HackFest St. Thomas will gather innovators, problem solvers and programmers to devise creative solutions to problems affecting the Virgin Islanders.

November 06, 2015 - November 07, 2015

05:00 PM - 04:00 PM

St. Thomas Campus: Weiss Education Suite classroom in West Hall (Friday); Paiewonsky Library (Saturday)

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


On November 6, UVI HackFest St. Thomas will gather innovators, problem solvers and programmers to devise creative solutions to problems affecting the Virgin Islanders. The event 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 second held in St. Thomas and follows a successful first hackathon in St. Croix. HackFest St. Thomas is open to all students of the St. Thomas campus of the University of the Virgin Islands. Students will work in teams to create solutions (typically wire frames of new phone apps) and the event will culminate in student presentations before a panel of judges.

  • Who:
  • When:
    • 5pm - 7pm on Friday, November 6th
    • 8am – 4pm on Saturday, November 7th
  • Where: 
    • Friday: Neil Weiss Education Suite classroom in West Hall, UVI
    • Saturday: Paiewonsky Library, main floor, St. Thomas campus, UVI
  • 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 textbook scholarship with the bookstore 

The event will kick off with a remarks from a Mr. Leon Hughes, CEO of NEARiX and UVI President Dr. David Hall at 5 pm AST on November 6th in the Neil Weiss Education Suite classroom in West Hall. The hackathon will conclude on November 7th at 4 pm after the announcement of the winners. 

  • Contacts: Dr. Tim Faley, Sokoloff Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of the Virgin Islands, 340-693-1310, tfaley@uvi.edu
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