hackUMBC is the first campus wide hackathon that is being organized at UMBC. It is a 24 hour hackathon for UMBC students held in the UMBC Skylight room from 7:00pm Friday December 6 to 7:00pm Saturday December 7. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and caffeine will be provided. This event is being organized in collaboration with the UMBC Cryptocurrency Club, the UMBC ACM Student Chapter and innovateUMBC. You can read the details about the event on their official website: hackumbc.org.

If you’re not familiar with hackathons, they are basically 24-48 hour coding competitions meant to foster innovation, bring communities together, and increase the visibility of sponsoring organizations while providing potential employment opportunities.