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The FAMU-FSU Hackathon is back

Posted at 7:41 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 23:35:04-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — After a two year-hiatus, the FAMU-FSU Hackathon is back, testing students' tech-savy skills in computer programming.

The last Hackathon was in 2018.

Students get a chance to attend workshops and virtual lectures, but most of all, compete and show their skills for a grand prize.

A few sponsors include tech giants like Texas Instruments and Intel.

Shonda Bernadin, Ph.D., a faculty advisor for the 2020 Hackathon, said it's an opportunity for students to kind of think outside the box, be outside the classroom.

"They can experience what it's like to be an actual engineer and solve problems in an intense, really compact 24-hour period," said Bernadin. "Our theme this year is 'Data Bias, Diversity and Trust Issues in Artificial Intelligence'."

The hackathon will continue on Saturday, from 12 to 3 p.m.

Students will gather in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, building B.