Lynn will be welcoming the first-ever two-day social innovation hack-a-thon – Hack at Lynn –  April 27 and 28 on the third floor of the Christine E. Lynn University Center. 

By partnering with the Palm Beach Tech Association, Sticker Giant and Microsoft, the event will use technology to solve social issues. The Lynn community will be given the opportunity to engage in collaborative computer programming through building prototypes. Teams will be divided, with each team receiving a theme that focuses on a given issue. 

Hack at Lynn looks to create a unique space that allows students from all backgrounds to build apps, websites and even hardware devices. Individuals of all experiences levels may participate in the festivities. 

By leveraging the university’s widespread diversity, the hack-a-thon’s leaders expect to garner a multitude of ideas throughout the event. 

On the first day, students will be introduced to web and mobile app development techniques. After that, students will be split into teams where they will begin pitching ideas that will be later brought forward. Between sessions, meals will be provided to all participants. 

“This will be a great event to allow all Lynn students to come together and promote social innovation for all,” said Ja’dan Johnson, freshman and event organizer.

To close out the event, students will pitch their ideas to judges and the winner will receive a variety of prizes, depending on where they place. 

Students will have access to an unlimited amount of resources, all while ideas come to life. With the help of Professor Joe Ingles and other faculty members, the event will offer a welcoming and encouraging atmosphere. 

For more information about participating, supporting or volunteering with Hack at Lynn, visit lynn.edu/hackathon or email impact@lynn.edu.

Dylan Klim

Dylan Klim, a member of the 3.0 accelerated degree program, is a junior majoring in criminal justice. After growing up in Paterson, N.J., Dylan wants to combine his knowledge of the criminal justice field and passion for writing to better his craft.

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