Note: hackGVSU was held on n Saturday, April 14, 2018. Please view this eLearning blog post for a summary and recap of the event.
Introducing... hackGVSU! The first hackathon event to be hosted at Grand Valley State University in partnership with Blackboard Inc! This event will take place in the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons on the GVSU Allendale campus.
- Join us on Saturday, April 14, 2018 for hands-on learning, coding, and creation... all centered on the development of innovative technology to enhance teaching. The ultimate goal of this hackGVSU event is to rethink education with the creation and coding of new ideas to enhance student success.
- The focus for this year’s event is Blackboard’s learning management system. Participants can attend training sessions lead by Blackboard employees and then work together in teams to build projects that extend Blackboard’s capabilities.
- Web design and development students are encouraged to participate.
- Prizes will be offered for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams!
Saturday, April 14, 2018
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Doors Open and Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:15 am
9:15 am - 11:00 am
Learning (HTML, REST API)
Idea and Team Formation
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hacking and Coding Time
4:00 - 5:00 pm
As you think ahead to the competition, there are a couple of questions to ask yourself:
- Do I have a team? The hackGVSU competition is a team event. Participants are welcome to attend as either an individual* in search of a team or as a member of a pre-formed team (e.g. a high school coding club). For those coming on their own, there will be a block of time at the start of the day where individuals can pitch ideas and join or form teams with other participants.
- Do I have an idea? Before the day of the competition, we'll be tweeting out some ideas that would be great projects for the hackathon. If you get to the competition and still don't have the foggiest idea what you want to work on, keep your ears open during the "team formation" time.
Also as you prepare for the competition, be sure to register and create your account at: hackgvsu.devpost.com
* For safety and liability reasons, all participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or team coach.
Category 1: HTML Development
This category may be the most appropriate for teams of high-school students without significant programming experience.
Category 2: API Development
Blackboard can be extended through two different APIs—IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) and Blackboard's own REST API. Competing successfully in this category requires an understanding of basic front-end web development as well as server-side programming and networking.
REGISTRATION & LOCATION
- hackGVSU Registration Closed
- Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401
- Printable Campus Map (with library and parking lot highlighted)
- Submit projects at hackgvsu.devpost.com
Twitter feed for @hackGVSU
hackGVSU: Simple HTML Module Development
hackGVSU: REST API and LTI with Blackboard Learn