Association for Computing Machinery members competed in hackathon at University of Michigan

eric luanEarlier this month, more than 30 members of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM, also informally known as Case Hacker Society) traveled to the University of Michigan to attend MHacks, one of the largest student-run hackathons in the country.

Hackathons are marathon coding gatherings where both software and hardware engineering students are given an endless supply of food and caffeine and encouraged to build whatever they want, without rubrics, grades or limits.

Along with 1,000 other students, they spent a weekend hacking together personal projects and competing for prizes.

A past project of Case Western Reserve University students, Project Limelight, was mentioned in the event’s opening ceremony. A team with two CWRU students, Eric Luan and Ross O’Hagan, made it to the top 14 in this year’s competition with their Maytrix Virtual Reality Browser.

Pictures and updates from the whole weekend are available on ACM’s Facebook and Twitter pages.