The University of Bridgeport (UB) Hackathon, an action-packed competition for any college student with an idea and a laptop, will run March 23-25 at the John J. Cox Student Center, 244 University Avenue, Bridgeport.

UB is providing cots in separate sleeping quarters for men and women, meals/snacks, and other accommodations to competitors at no charge.

The competition is also free but students must preregister at UB

Students can compete individually or with teams. They will be asked to come with ideas for web hacks, mobile hacks, hardware hacks, and more. They will build them from scratch over the weekend.

Prizes will be awarded.

“All students need are ideas, a laptop, college ID, and a charger,” said UB Hackathon organizer Rahul Chaudhary, an entrepreneur in residence at UB’s Student Entrepreneur Center. “We’ve taken care of details so students can be creative and focus on doing their best. Hopefully, they’ll have fun, network with peers, and even pave the way for their own start-ups!”

UB Hackathon is sponsored by the Entrepreneurship Foundation, Unilever, University of Bridgeport, and Wolfram.

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