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Registration open for NIU ‘Hackathon’

October 13, 2017 GMT

DeKALB – Northern Illinois University is seeking students for its 24-hour Huskie Hack, an event designed to spark innovative and entrepreneurial solutions to issues such as mental health, behavioral and population health and chronic health issues.

Students with their own computing devices will be tasked with developing new mobile applications and designs through the use of robotics, video gaming, social science data, wearable technology and more.

Registration closes Oct. 27 and is limited to students with a valid ID from a middle school, high school, college or university. Participants younger than 18 must have a signed parental consent form on file.

Dinner, breakfast and snacks will be provided. Although most students will work throughout the 24-hour event, there will also be a series of minicompetitions and workshops to change things up.

Community members with experience in health and wellness, computer science or engineering are encouraged to volunteer at the event.

For information, visit huskiehack.org or call Tracy Rogers-Tryba at 815-753-2090 or email at tlrogers@niu.edu or .