With its roots in a 2009 event, PennApps is one of the best established Major League Hackathons. Combining with the hardware-focused “PennHacks” brought a wide spectrum of hardware and software innovations. The weather around Philadelphia at this time (February 14-16) was vicious, cutting the number of participa
400 student developers met up at Purdue’s France A.
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What do I get out of this?
You'll gain experience teaching, public speaking, and managing multiple teams and projects. You'll hone your skills with the technologies being used. Also, the events are fun! You'll impact students’ lives in a positive way and if your hackathon is part of the Code for Good initiative, you'll be helping society at large.
The Intel® Academic Program welcomed faculty and students from the University of Los Andes in Bogota Colombia. The group toured the Intel Museum and took pictures outside the Robert Noyce Building (RNB) in Santa Clara, CA. The faculty expressed interest in many aspects of the Intel® Academic Program, including the new programs for visual computing, security and mobile computing. We have new friends in Colombia and I look forward to more collaboration with the University of los Andes. Below are a few pictures from the visit:
The Intel Academic Program announces new software projects for security coursework, labs and experiments. These tools support the Intel Security Curriculum Series and can be used in general aspects of security instruction. Peruse our first projects on the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), Trusted Boot, Identity Protection and Digital Random Number Generator (DRNG) here on the Security tab: http://software.intel.com/academic
This Hackathon, ongoing now as I write these words, is focused on the needs of girls in South Sudan. We are working with Unicef who are running a program now in Juba, the capital of south Sudan, focused on this issue.
The Intel China Academic forum (ICAF) is an Intel Academic event held in China every other year. The purpose of the forum is to encourage the collaboration between Intel and China Academics. The attendees are the deans or department chairs from different universities in China and some officials from China education ministry. The one-day security curriculum workshop is organized by Intel lab for security curriculum update from several funded universities in China. We attended these two events to introduce the Intel Academic security program in the security curriculum workshop and ICAF.