Amid a whirlwind of caffeine and code, computer science and engineering students spent the night in the Student Center, working together at the annual Hackathon, Nov. 17.
Students were given a prompt and required to work together in teams of three to accomplish the task. “In short we were trying to program a robot to hang onto monkey bars in a particular order,” said senior and Computer Science Honor Society president Sankalp Singh. “They would give us an order – for example: yellow, pink and green – and then the robot would have to swing to the yellow bar, pull itself up, release then go to pink.”
Students arrived around 5 p.m. Friday night and stayed until 8 a.m. Saturday morning to complete their assignments, dedicating hours to their crafts. In the end, while no team managed to complete the task fully, they did get close.