Hackathon 101

1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online

The IST Alumni Hackathon is a virtual daylong technology workshop for both alumni and students to showcase their self-expression and creativity through technology. Panelists will come together to host a series of workshops that will dive into the GitHub platform and will teach participants how to create a free personal branded website! We invite all PSU Alumni to join us to learn new technical skills and create cool technology.

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Please note that you will need to set up your own, individual Discord account in order to participate in the Hackathon and will need to accept Discord’s Terms of Service.

Event Agenda

  • 1-2 p.m. | Github/Git Overview
  • 2-3 p.m. | Github Basics
  • 3-4 p.m. | Personal Branding
  • 4-5:30 p.m. | Technical Site Design

Panelists

Anthony T. Pinter (IST '15, '17g) is a Ph.D. Candidate in Information Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. Anthony studies how identity is translated into and represented by data, and how the experiences people have are complicated by those representations. His dissertation focuses on understanding how people navigate the digital connections and possessions that are left in the wake of a romantic break-up. Anthony lives in Boulder, CO, where he rides bikes and skis as often and as long as possible.

Andrew Weinert (IST '09) is a member of the Homeland Protection and Air Traffic Control Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Mr. Weinert joined the Laboratory in 2009, focusing on drone airspace integration and public safety information systems while supporting two R&D100 Award winning programs. He has spearheaded the open source release of statistical models of aircraft behavior, the low altitude disaster imagery (LADI) dataset, and other software to support aviation and disaster response efforts. He can be found professionally on GitHub.