This year’s appathon will be on Fri., Feb. 21 – Sat., Feb. 22 in the Livermore Center!

This event is hosted by the Texas Tech University  College of Media & Communication, and the Texas Tech University Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, and is sponsored by Laredo Petroleum, Inc.

The theme for this year’s 24-hour app-building competition is Study Abroad.

What is an ‘appathon’?

IMG_9300-webAn appathon is an event where people who are excited about programming come together for 24-hours and collaborate to build a new mobile application to solve an existing problem. Entrepreneurs, designers, students, and developers work in teams of up to three members to create web or mobile applications called apps. Each year the Texas Tech Appathon committee meets and selects a topic, theme or existing issue that teams will have to work towards solving in the form of an app. After 24-hours of intense coding, each team will present their app to the judges. After each team has presented, the judges will discuss their scores amongst themselves and ultimately decide the winning teams. 

Still not sure about what all goes on during an appathon? Check out coverage from last year’s event!