Event Details

Huskie Hack -- 11/5 and 11/6

A blend of coding and design as you repurpose old materials and products into something new

NIU’S Huskie Hack is a free student event that includes computer coding blended with virtual reality, GIS, time art design, digital gaming, social science data, robotics, public data constructs for local government transparency, engineering, mobile application development and wearable technology.

This year’s event will be an open hack where participants step back in time and take on the challenge of revamping, repurposing, and redefining reality. Expect food, fun, and swag as participants look to the past for inspiration in redefining the present.

The hack is going retro this year, repurposing old materials and products into something new. Participants will spend 24+ hours engaged in developing fresh approaches to existing commercial products, games, ideas and problems.

  • Utilize today’s coding capacities with new virtual reality aspects to repurpose the golden oldies of gaming like “Pong”.

  • Reimagine the design of communication capacities for our aging Boomer population.

  • Digitize static art, dance, and music into ambient light sources that can control moods, office environments, or hospital rooms to promote healing and wellbeing.

  • Design fashion to include laser cutouts and wearable plastics created by 3D imaging.


Niu dekalb

Northern Illinois University - DeKalb
1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
DeKalb, IL  60115



Event Highlights

  •  Sign Up for Event

  •  November 5, 2016
  •  12:00 pm −
  •  Grade 9 to 12
  •  FREE
  •   Pre-registration Required
  •  Takes place in the Holmes Student Center. Event starts at Noon on 11/5 and ends at 2pm on 11/6.