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Six hundred students take part in BrickHack Hackathon

February 17, 2019 11:21 PM

HENRIETTA, N.Y. (WHEC)- Six hundred students from around the country pounded their computer keyboards for 24 hours as part of the BrickHack Hackathon at R.I.T. on Saturday and Sunday.

The event was a chance for coders to get together and invent new things like games, security tricks, or apps.

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"We give them a range of technology to use," says logistics director Christopher Baudoin, "and we're basically saying 'What can you do with it? Be creative.' Companies like Wegmans are coming to this event offering up their technology and seeing what our attendees can do with the technology."

"That's what the term hacking means, it's basically take our technology and use it as much as you can." 

The sponsors like Wegmans, Datto and Google provided some expert lectures and mentoring and a chance to connect with recruiters, too. 

Students were challenged to come up with creations like best application systems mashup, most commercially viable products, or best community impact product.

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