June 9, 2014
Comporium to Hold 'Hackathon' Competition at The Hive
ROCK HILL, SC —
Teams of two to four members each are invited to compete in a
24-hour hackathon developed by York Technical College and
sponsored by Zipstream, Comporium’s new gigabit broadband, at The
Hive in downtown Rock Hill.
hackathon is an event in which computer programmers and others
involved in software development, including graphic designers,
interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively
on a playful, exploratory project.
Beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 13, the competition will kick
off. Up to 54 participants will have the opportunity to
demonstrate their skills and creativity by developing a unique
solution to a business challenge. Each team will be tasked with
designing a series of web pages or a mobile application.
want them to design the best and most innovative prototype
possible within the 24-hour period,” said York Tech’s Dr. Edie
Dille, associate dean for business and information technology.
Dille said that the contestants would likely be “pulling an all
nighter,” fortified by plenty of energy drinks, water and soda; as
well as, a dinner Friday night, breakfast Saturday morning and a
lunch Saturday before the work concludes and the winners are
announced at 3:30 p.m.
called the event ‘Wired Hack’ because of all those energy drinks
they’ll be having,” Dille said.
addition, the competition theme was sparked by the fact that
Comporium has wired The Hive with very fast Internet speed that
will supply all the bandwidth the contestants will need.
will be required to put together a short presentation to present
to a panel of judges and the audience. The
winning team’s members will each receive a mini iPad and a free
upgrade on their Comporium Internet service for three months;
second place team members will receive a 5 TB external hard drive;
third place will earn an iPad Nano 16 GB.
About York Technical College:
York Technical College, is a public, two-year institution of higher
education that offers a variety of associate degrees, diplomas, and
certificates. York Technical College’s mission is: Building Our
Community Through Maximizing Student Success.
York Technical College / 452 South Anderson Road / Rock Hill, SC