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What is NIU’s newest and most engaging technology event for students? It’s the Huskie Hack!
Huskie Hack is a free student event that includes computer coding blended with virtual reality, GIS, time art design, digital gaming, social science data, robotics, public data constructs for local government transparency, engineering, mobile application development and wearable technology.
This year’s event will be an open hack where participants step back in time and take on the challenge of revamping, repurposing, and redefining reality. Expect food, fun, and swag as participants look to the past for inspiration in redefining the present.
What is a hack?
Hacks are interactive activities where teams of students compete in design, programing, making, creating, and pitching products or ideas. It is a chance to think out of the box, experiment with new technologies, ask questions, make mistakes, learn something new, and have fun! We believe that good mentorship and teamwork are essential, so professional mentors will be available to guide and support you.
The hack’s theme is retro- repurposing old materials and products into something new. Participants will spend 24+ hours engaged in developing fresh approaches to existing commercial products, games, ideas and problems. Imagine their day.
- Utilize today’s coding capacities with new virtual reality aspects to repurpose the golden oldies of gaming like “Pong”.
- Reimagine the design of communication capacities for our aging Boomer population.
- Digitize static art, dance, and music into ambient light sources that can control moods, office environments, or hospital rooms to promote healing and wellbeing.
- Design fashion to include laser cutouts and wearable plastics created by 3D imaging.
If you wish to volunteer for the event, please visit here.
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Brought to you by NIU STEAM Works - Huskie Hacks. A group of programs and people committed to providing awesomely engaging interdisciplinary educational experiences that spark curiosity, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking for students of all ages and abilities.