BisonHacks Hackathon

The 5th annual BisonHacks Hackathon took place at In3 Inclusive Innovation Incubator from Friday, March 29, 2019 through Saturday, March 30, 2019. The event, which was sponsored by the GM Foundation, Boeing, Amazon, The DC Chapter of ACM, Wayfair, JPMorgan & Chase, Capital One, Lyft, and the National Security Agency and the Howard University Department of Information Systems, was created to give college students the opportunity to take a new or existing creative business idea, and work for 24 hours to implement the idea. Students from across campus as well as the metropolitan area participated in the Hackathon, and were permitted to use any platform to develop either a mobile or web-based app to support their business idea. Students worked overnight on their ideas with the help of Howard University faculty, alumni, current students, and business and technical professionals. Students did an excellent job of collaborating,
assisting, testing, innovating, and merging their ideas into a finished application at the end of the Hackathon, and motivated each other to keep working overnight. They also managed to sneak in a game of Slideshow Karaoke in the wee hours
of the night. 

More to come in BottomLine in May 2019.

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A Day in the Life as a Googler

What’s it like to be a Googler?

A few Howard University students, faculty and staff members were recently granted the opportunity of becoming honorary “Googlers” (an employee at Google) for two days. The days were filled with information and insights and our students impressed Google’s leadership with their astute questions, wealth of knowledge, and display of soft skills. The students were able to visit both the Sunnyvale and Mountainview campuses were they attended an array of workshops and had firsthand interaction with Google’s leadership.

The time spent there was undoubtedly worthwhile for both Google and Howard University and further enhanced the ongoing partnership. Read more about the students’ experience at Google in the upcoming 2019 issue of the BottomLine!