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MHacks: 1,200 Students Rev Up the Motor City for the Midwest's Largest Hackathon

The best hackathons are those that embody the true spirit of a hackathon -- learning new things, meeting new people, having fun, and if you're really lucky, building something cool. Earlier this month I took part in an event that had all of those ingredients and more -- MHacks in Detroit, Michigan.

Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor Power Management Configuration: Using the micsmc command-line Interface

Previous blogs on power management and a host of other power management resources can be found in, “List of Useful Power and Power Management Articles, Blogs and References” at


Getting Involved with Student Hackathons

Thinking about helping out but don’t know where to start?  Have questions or concerns? This list of information/F.A.Q. is for you.

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.

Student Hackathon in a Box


These events can show non-coders new potential, teach effective software development practices, help students acquire specific technology and interpersonal skills, and bridge the gap between academia and the real world.  In school, you learn and then apply; in the real world, you have to apply without learning.  These events help participants “learn how to learn,” learning through application.

The University of Los Andes in Colombia visits Intel

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:

Announcing new Security Projects for Academia

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:

Intel Academic at ICAF 2013

 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.

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