Four Stanford students brought home $5000 from the second annual Policy Hackathon, a data-driven policy innovation competition sponsored by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and Stanford in Government (SIG).
This past weekend, Stanford University hosted its fifth annual TreeHacks, a 36 hour hackathon that drew 1,254 students from 95 universities.
On Saturday and Sunday, Huang Engineering basement buzzed with activity from participants in health++, the third annual health-focused hackathon.
TreeHacks, Stanford’s annual collegiate hackathon, returned for its fourth year from Feb. 16 to 18.
More than 700 people from all over the world participated in the “Treehacks” hackathon, held at Stanford from Feb. 17 to Feb. 19. Hackers worked for 36-hours coding, creating apps and building hardware to solve real world problems. This year’s sponsors included Best Friends Animal Society, Microsoft, IBM, Disney and Illumina.
Over the course of two days, participants worked in teams to design and present solutions to pressing issues in healthcare.
Jason Mayden, a native of Chicago’s South Side and former global design director for Nike’s Jordan Brand, faced 44 East Palo Alto residents the morning of Nov. 14. They ranged from elementary school students to adults, most of whom had never worked with code before — until that weekend.
The Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center was bustling with activity throughout the weekend of Feb. 20 to Feb. 22 with over 670 programmers from across the nation creating hacks in the allocated 36-hour time frame.