REVOLUTIONUC Returns May 15-17

Intuit is hosting UC’s third hackathon, “RevolutionUC,” May 15-17, 2015.

RevolutionUC 2015

RevolutionUC is a college hackathon, hosted every semester at the University of Cincinnati by various tech industry companies. This semester’s RevolutionUC is hosted by Intuit and will be held in the UC CEAS Learning Center from May 15-17, 2015, beginning at 5 pm on Friday and drawing to a close with an award ceremony at 2 pm on Sunday.

A hackathon brings together people who are excited about programming for a weekend and they collaborate to build innovative things. Fueled by a continuous supply of caffeine and food, entrepreneurs, designers, and developers work in teams over a 36-hour period to create hacks and apps for web or mobile platforms. At RevolutionUC, these hack creators are students. Projects will be judged based on creativity, technical difficulty, polish, and usefulness.

Hackathons have taken the country by storm as of late, dawning an event niche that gives programmers the rare opportunity to meet to do collaborative computer programming. As a testament to their ever-growing popularity, two of the largest student hackathons, PennApps and MHacks, brought together over 1,000 hack-generating individuals from universities worldwide!

And students aren’t the only ones who are displaying a vast interest in these events—numerous well-known companies such as GoogleLinkedIn, and Apple attend hackathons in search of future employees. Therefore, these events are increasingly being considered as a “Career Fair 2.0,” allowing students the chance to showcase their innovative handiwork to potential employers.

RevolutionUC—organized by CEAS computer science students Chris Crowell and Caleb Goodreau, along with the support of computer science faculty—has received additional sponsorship from Cintrifuse, Modulus, Neep, Strap, the UC Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) student chapter, and the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS). RevolutionUC has also partnered with the UC Engineering & Applied Science Tribunal and KPCB Fellows to create a better experience for the hackers. Through the help of these sponsors, partners and the official student hackathon league, MLH (Major League Hacking), RevoutionUC hackers will have access to some of the most high tech hardware around, allowing them to thrive in the all-inclusive programming community here at UC.

The hackathon kicks off on Friday with an opening ceremony and reception, followed by an “Idea-forming Workshop,” led by UC student Byron Hutchins and recent UC alumnus Danielle Green, BS in Neuroscience. Also being featured at the event is an ongoing stress break area, sponsored by RevolutionUC partner, AnimeUC.

UC successfully joined the renowned hackfest ranks with their first hackathon last spring. This semester, 200 participants are expected to make UC their home for the productive weekend as they #makesomethingawesome!

Is your team ready to join RevolutionUC? Good luck, hackers!

Don’t forget to follow the event on Twitter @Revolution_UC and use #RevUC!

Select to watch VIDEO: What is Revolution UC?

For more information about Revolution UC, please visit: http://revolutionuc.com/

For more information about ACM, please visit: http://ceas.uc.edu/news-1213/acm-recharges-its-batteries.html

For more information about the UC College of Engineering and Applied Science, please visit: http://ceas.uc.edu