As a participant, volunteer, and eventually a student organizer, I’ve seen this event from every angle possible, and it just keeps getting better. For some participants, this might be the first time they feel like they’re taken seriously in an academic setting, or the first time they’ve ever been inspired by what they’re learning. In 24 hours, these students can create more than many professionals can in a matter of weeks -- some of them, with skills they’ve just learned. When everyone leaves on Sunday night, it’s easy to see the difference they’ll all be making in the years to come.
Cami Pastore, 2018 Hackathon Student Organizer