SHPE Hack is the newest division to SHPE USF as of August, 2016.
It was created to introduce Hack Culture to our members. Through collaboration with SHPE Tech, our members are prepared for Hackathon competitions.
A Hackathon (also known as a Hack day, HackFest or CodeFest) is an event in which computer engineers, programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects. Occasionally, there is a hardware component as well. Hackathons typically last between a day and a week. Some Hackathons are intended simply for educational or social purposes, although in many cases the goal is to create usable software or hardware. Hackathons tend to have a specific focus, which can include the programming language used, the operating system, an application, an API, or the subject and the demographic group of the programmers. In other cases, there is no restriction on the type of software/hardware being created.
Listed below are the different conferences and Hackathons our SHPE teams will be attending this 2016 / 2017 year.
Floatie is a two day conference for students who believe in building a tech community at their Florida university. The goal of this conference is to connect student leaders across our Sunshine State in a movement to break university boundaries. The key audience is anyone who is passionate about bringing like minded people together. Over the weekend, there will be all types of speakers to share their experiences in community building.
HackRiddle is a 24 hour hackathon scheduled for October 15th, 2016 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University that plans to bring together over 250 students from across the nation to work on anything they set their mind to. With great sponsors, judges, mentors, and industry leaders, HackRiddle will be an innovation packed weekend for everyone in attendance!
MIA Game Jam is a Game Design centered hackathon. In the event, attendees form teams to create a small video game, from concept to playable product, within 24 hours. Attendees will be given a theme they must follow, but can use it to make a video game of any kind. MIA Game Jam is put together by Miami Dade College MAGIC (Miami Animation and Gaming International Complex) Club to highlight the growing game industry in Miami.