Calling all students:
Design it, build it and pitch it - all in one weekend!
Portland Community College is looking for students to be part of its first-ever Hackathon. Teams of like-minded makers can join together to design and build innovative products using some of the newest technology available.
These creative developers and entrepreneurs will have access to tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters, Intel microcomputers, Autodesk software, soldering equipment, and even sewing machines. Best of all, mentors from the business and education worlds will be there to help with ideas and give encouragement.
The Hackathon takes place over a three-day time period at PCC Sylvania, beginning Friday, February 27 and ending Sunday, March 1. No experience is required, but registration is limited to 50 students on a first come-first served basis.
On the final day, teams can showcase their accomplishments to professionals in the industry. Prizes, including tablets, microcomputers and gift cards will be awarded to top top winners. Individual prizes will also be raffled.
The PCC Hackathon is supported in part by Autodesk, Intel and PCC Sylvania's Maker Space. Hours are Friday and Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Food and beverages are provided.
Students can register at http://goo.gl/forms/tohtlQwMPh