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.

Mission Possible: Making Math Fun Through Games – An Education Hackathon


The Intel® Code for Good Math Game Event was a rather ambitious undertaking for two reasons. First, the topic of math and figuring out a strategy to make it fun and educational is a tough mission in and of itself. Secondly, the hackathon was a coordinated event involving interns and volunteers at three different Intel® sites over the weekend of July 19 and 20, 2014.

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