Build Something Amazing: Hackathons for Informal Learning

In this brief talk, presenters will share experiences from OHI/O, Ohio State's Hackathon Program. ​Understand OSU’s largest student-led tech event and discover what it means to those who participate. 

The OHI/O program was created in 2013 with the goal of fostering a tech culture at Ohio State and in its surrounding communities. The program has created Ohio State's first hackathon, as well as spin-off events including the hardware-focused Makeathon, ultimately providing students the opportunity to learn and build with real technologies outside of the classroom. OHI/O is a student driven, self-sustaining platform that now runs Ohio's largest hackathon, bringing together over 500+ students from various schools nationwide with the support of over 20 industry partners.