Twenty-two hours of creative juicing this February will win some students prizes like Apple TVs, Nvidia Shield game machines, digital cameras, TTU parking passes, or other great booty.
Students across all disciplines are invited to take part in the Fourth Annual Texas Tech University Appathon February 19-20 on the Tech campus. As in past years, programming will start Friday evening and conclude early Saturday evening with announcement of contest winners. Theme for the 2016 event is “By Request.”
Winning teams typically include people demonstrating a variety of talents including programmers, designers, and strategic thinkers. While the theme is announced ahead of time, specific challenges are issued during the Appathon’s keynote address that kicks off the annual event.
Participants are provided food Friday night (Domino’s Pizza), Saturday morning, and Saturday lunch (Fazoli’s). Snacks and drinks are also provided. Appathon participants should register online by midnight Feb. 16 to ensure full eligibility. Individuals may register as such and then join a team during the event “Shout Out.”
The event is hosted by the TTU College of Media & Communication, the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, and the Texas Tech Parking & Transportation Services.
The Appathon Committee and the event hosts provide power, working space, and Wi-Fi access to the university network. It will be held at the Livermore Center in the College of Engineering room 101. Participants are expected to provide their own computers, power cords, and appropriate design and coding software.