VTHacks event attracts students from far and wide

Publish Date: 05/07/2014

Over 400 participants brought their energy and enthusiasm to Cassell Coliseum for the first large hackathon held at Virginia Tech.  The April 18-20 VTHacks event brought students from as far away as Texas, Florida, and Connecticut to work on innovative projects.  Approximately 240 Virginia Tech students participated.  Significant financial support from TechPad, SalesForce, and numerous other companies made this exciting event possible, according to VTHacks leaders Ben Johnston and Joella Fabe.  The group is looking forward to planning another hackathon next year, as well as encouraging VT students to participate in hackathons held at other universities.