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Can you ‘hack’ it?

UB students earn honors in various hackathons this year

Staff Writer

Published: Thursday, November 21, 2013

Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013 20:11


Jackie Shi, The Spectrum

Mack Ward, a junior computer engineering and mathematics major, was part of the team that won top honors at Kent Hack Enough. The team included PriteshGupta, a sophomore computer science major; Gabriel Holodak, a sophomore computer science major; and Zach Wieand, a freshman computer engineering major.

“Hackathons are complementary to the courses that our students take: they apply the knowledge they gained in different courses to build one single product,” Rudra said in an email. “This application is precisely what they will need to do when they go to their jobs (or start their own company).”

Ward echoed Rudra’s sentiment. Ward believes hackathons are an essential learning experience for computer science majors. He encourages students interested in the field to attend a hackathon whenever they can.



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