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.