Student-run hackathon creates community for coders

Author: Kanaga Rajan
April 4, 2022
Students collaborating on a project in 2017
Photo Credit: SF State News

Held March 11 – 13 this year, SF Hacks aims to make computer science more inclusive

Given that “hacks” are high-tech work-arounds for solving problems, it’s apropos that the annual SF Hacks hackathon hasn’t let a pandemic get in its way. The sixth annual event, held virtually March 11 – 13 due to ongoing COVID-19 protocols, garnered nearly 500 RSVPs from around the world plus a Discord community of 1,000 participants that is still growing.

“Once again SF Hacks has outdone themselves and organized an event that attracted participants from 26 countries,” said San Francisco State University Professor and Chair of Computer Science Arno Puder, a judge at this year’s event. “I could not be prouder of what they were able to accomplish and I hope that next year we can host the event in-person again on our campus.”

Read the SF State News story.