HackGVSU open to area students and educators
Students and staff members from area high schools, colleges and universities are welcome to attend the first hackathon hosted by Grand Valley, in partnership with Blackboard Inc.
Individuals of all levels, from experienced coders to first-time hackers, can attend hackGVSU April 14, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Mary Idema Pew Library on the Allendale Campus. Register at gvsu.edu/elearn/hackGVSU.
The event offers hands-on learning, coding and creation, all centered on the development of innovative technology to enhance teaching and student success.
Eric Kunnen, associate director of eLearning and Emerging Technologies, said the goal of the event is to rethink education with the creation and coding of new ideas.
"The focus for this year's event is Blackboard's learning management system," said Kunnen. "Participants can attend training sessions led 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 attend. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. Food and beverages will be provided.
To register, visit gvsu.edu/elearn/hackGVSU.