Latest Hackathon at DMU bids to find ‘public good’ solutions

DMU open day 16th November 2013 including HackathonCreativity and technology are set to come together this weekend as developers take part in a two-day hackathon at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) to find ‘public good’ solutions to community problems. DMU’s state-of-the-art game studios will be the venue for the event, which will aim to create software solutions to a series of different social challenges.  About 50 students, technology experts and programmers from DMU and from outside the university from as far away as York and Scotland, plus county council staff, will be taking part in the hackathon, which begins at 8.30am on Saturday.

Part of Saturday will involve training local youngsters to code the new Square Mile Robot.

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