On Friday, April 5, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering hosted a six-hour “Hackathon.” Students were invited to develop apps for Windows 8, working with the guidance of a Microsoft engineer.
Approximately 35 programmers participated, ranging from seniors down to first-year students. Each attendee submitted at least one app, with a few submitting two on that day. The students have the opportunity to earn $100/app approved and posted, with up to five submissions. Michael Dewar, chair of the CU Denver Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) chapter helped facilitate the event.
The program runs through April 15, and is a great opportunity for our students.
At the CU Denver College of Engineering, Design and Computing, we focus on providing our students with a comprehensive engineering education at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level. Faculty conduct research that spans our five disciplines of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering, bioengineering, and computer science and engineering. The college collaborates with industry from around the state; our laboratories and research opportunities give students the hands-on experience they need to excel in the professional world.