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Friday, September 19, 2014

 
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Feature

Students Organize National Hackathon

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Seeing students huddled around computers for weekends at a time is a regular sight at Tech — but it’s not always for classwork. Sometimes, students are devoting the only two days (and nights) they have off each week to hack.

Hacking has become part of campus computer science culture and has even permeated other areas of science and technology, but “hacking” may not mean what you think. These students aren’t trying to infiltrate a system or breach a security barrier. They are trying to come up with new and innovative ways to look at problems. 

“Hacking means to build something that works quickly and efficiently,” said Pavleen Thukral, a computer science major and co-director of HackGT, which will convene around 1,000 students on Tech’s campus this weekend.

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