BRIEF: Georgia Southern’s first ever hackathon

Alexis Hampton

STATESBORO — Women in Technology is hosting Georgia Southern’s first Hackathon, Southern Hacks, in February.

The event will be 24 hours from February 28 to 29, allowing students who register to tackle challenging problems using technology, such as creating websites, hardware and more.

“The goal is to form a team with a solution in mind and to solve a problem with that solution,” said Shelby Cuaron, SouthernHacks Lead Organizer.

Sponsored by State Farm, Republic National Distributing Company and more, this event will be open to all Georgia students, but GS students will receive special privileges.

“At the end of the event and creating a solution all night long, students will then present on their solution and be judged by professionals in the field.” Cuaron said. “Registered students can win prizes based upon their submitted creations.”

Alexis Hampton, The George-Anne News Reporter,