How do we keep the lines of communication open in the face of disaster? Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is serving up fresh ideas as part of the “Call for Code” hackathon challenge in partnership with IBM, David Clark Cause, United Nations Human Rights, and The American Red Cross.
Multi-disciplinary teams get together to develop solutions to a specified problem or along a specified theme. Hackathons are typically short, running anywhere from a 8 hours to 1-2 days, and have prizes for participants based on the quality and/or uniqueness of their contributions. Competitions are more variable, and can range from a Hackathon level event up to a semester long event with multiple round and presentations.