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Hackathon Style JavaScript - Fundamentals

This quick intro will provide a crash course to the very basics of JavaScript.  Note: the style here is quick and dirty, designed to get a quick prototype working a.k.a. ‘hack it together’ – hackathon style.  There are almost always many ways to do something, or many subsets of things that can be explored, but this is the skeleton of what you need to know to get something running.

The first step is to open up your preferred text editor.  Notepad++ is used here, but pretty much anything works.

The basic structure:

ODU Raises the Bar on Handling Water Levels

 

In conjunction with the Chesapeake Conservancy and the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), Old Dominion University’s Mitigation & Adaptation Research Institute (MARI) hosted a Code for Good hackathon under the White House’s Climate Data initiative.  The project here was to design a system of low-cost water level sensors, aggregate the data to evaluate weather conditions, and provide useful services to the community.

Android* Tablet Gamejam/Meetup

A hackathon is an event where people get together and make things from scratch over a solid block of time.  A codefest is a subtype of hackathon, focused exclusively on software development.  A gamejam is a further specialized type of codefest, where the projects being developed are games.  There is variance in the details and naming choices, but this is the general breakdown.

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