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Sylvania Campus to host multi-day ‘Hackathon’

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Portland Community College’s Sylvania Campus is hosting a three-day “Hackathon” to develop ideas and hack hardware. The goal of this event is to have fun working with a team designing technology.

Attendees will have access to Intel microcomputers, Autodesk software, soldering equipment, 3D printers, laser cutters, sewing machines and mentors. Point of the event is to be creative and let the imagination fly. The “Hackathon” is perfect for makers, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, creators, artists, innovators, developers and students from PCC. On the last day your team gets the chance to showcase everything they have accomplished in-front of experts and professionals. Individual prizes will be raffled off, and team prizes will be awarded at the end.

This event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28, and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 1. Registration is limited so sign up now! No previous experience necessary.

To register, visit this page.

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James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, is the Public Relations Manager at Portland Community College. A graduate of Portland State University, James has worked as a section editor for the Newberg Graphic, Wo... more »

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x by giovanni 6 years ago

Is there a specific reason why you use Auto desk software in this experiment? Please enlighten me a little further?

x by Reg Holmes 6 years ago

We are featuring Autodesk design software because they have many free programs like TinkerCAD and Fusion360, that our students can take full advantage of. Autodesk has also generously offered to come out to the hackathon to offer seminars and general help.