We love this: college students at Kent State in Ohio are holding a collegiate fashion tech hackathon this weekend. We’ve seen big businesses and agencies do their own versions before, but this one is special because it’s the people who will actually create our future getting together to build their ideas of what that might look like. Cool!
The event is being held this weekend, January 30th and February 1st, at Kent State University. The students will be imagining how fashion will meet tech in the rapidly-changing world around them.
What exactly is a collegiate led #fashtech hackathon like? According to the University:
Hackathons are the new way to push the boundaries of what you know and learn what you don’t. They provide an environment to learn, explore, and engage to complete a project with a set amount of time.
Students spend 36 hours building whatever they want while talking to mentors and sponsors. You get to meet companies looking to hire while getting your hands on the latest tech. Students are given the opportunity to solve problems they see in the world by utilizing fashion and technology.
Not only do participants get to bring their sleeping bags to sleep where they hack, but they also compete for $4,000 in cash prizes. Check out their website for more info. We can’t wait to see what they create!
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