by Joan Andrews
South Hills Public Relations Specialist
with Jodie LeMaster
South Hills Webmaster
UNIVERSITY PARK -- Information Technology (IT) students from South Hills School of Business & Technology's Altoona campus participated in a creative 24-hour learning experience at HackPSU, a “hackathon” event hosted by Penn State University where students can learn to code or experienced programmers can compete to build something from scratch. South Hills instructor, Guido Santella, 6 current IT students, and 1 IT alumnus joined the collaborative venture with 600 other participants from across the nation for HackPSU on November 4 at the University Park campus in downtown State College.
Throughout the hackathon, participants were mentored by leading software developers from IBM, Raytheon, Blackboard, AccuWeather, GM, The Vanguard Group, Google, and other nationally recognized corporations, and they were given the opportunity to test out some of the latest virtual reality (VR) gear and IoT (internet of things) devices.