Last May, Julian Applebaum ’13, Evan Carmi ’13, and and Anastasios Germanidis ’13 planned the first-ever hackathon at Wesleyan, aptly named “WesHack.” This month, building on the success of that inaugural Senior Week Hackthon and in an effort to offer more tech-related events to the wider Wesleyan community, the PCSE and IMS (namely this guy) teamed up to plan WesHack 2.0: a 48-hour hackathon for experienced programmers and a day-long tech bootcamp for beginners. Sponsors from within and outside Wesleyan supported the events, and The Argus provided extensive coverage in this article and this feature.
Feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive. It’s clear that beginners would like more coding lessons and hands-on learning, and those with some experience would like hackathons that welcome programmers of varying ability levels. WesHack will likely become a semi-annual event, periodically teaming up with Digital Wesleyan to offer expanded programming and partnering with University offices to identify hackathon projects that could ultimately be put to use at Wesleyan.
- Evan Carmi’s presentation on “How Instagram Works”
- Julian Applebaum’s handout and sample code segments
- Steve Windsor’s Ergonomics presentation (coming soon)
- WesHack 2.0 Hackathon projects and results