SLO Hacks: Embracing the Passionate Novice

Evan Shui, Selynna Sun and Foaad Khosmood
International Conference on Game Jams, Hackathons, and Game Creation Events
San Francisco, California
March, 2018


We present this event report and discussion on the SLO Hacks “local hack day”, a 12 hour free-format hackathon held on December 2, 2017 at the Campus of California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). A first of its kind for our community, the event presents unique challenges and opportunities. SLO Hacks, an entirely student run volunteer organization, has mobilized to overcome institutional, logistical and educational challenges in order to enable hackathon events at Cal Poly.
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