YSU wraps up 36-hour ‘hacking’ event

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Students attending were given 36 hours to develop a new technology idea

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – This year’s Hack YSU event wrapped up Sunday morning.

Students attending were given 36 hours to develop a new technology idea. The product could be an app or a website, maybe even a video game.

This year, products included a video game, a clean-water filter and a website.

Students come from other areas to participate in the event, which kicked off Friday night and ended at 9 a.m. Sunday.

It was hosted by YSU’s Youngstown Penguin Hackers.

Anthony Hake was an organizer of this event and he doesn’t know if the word “hack” is the best fit.

“When people hear that and they’re not privy to the details, they think we’re breaking into someone’s bank account. That’s not the case. Hacking is, at its roots, project development and trying to come up with something innovative,” said Hake.

The Youngstown Penguin Hackers want to continue this tradition. That way, they can create a platform for students to build a portfolio.

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Mel Robbins Main Area Middle

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