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WildHacks, Northwestern’s Largest Intercollegiate Hackathon, Hits Campus

On November 22 - 23, EPIC hosted WildHacks, the largest intercollegiate hackathon NU has ever seen. More than 400 hackers pulled an all-nighter to prototype ideas and vie for the top prizes. The final projects included a virtual drum kit web apps, interactive graphs of Northwestern's social groups and even games that revolved soley around actor Nicolas Cage. The projects were assessed on originality, usefulness, technicality, and design. 

From the slew of creative projects emerged three winners. WaveWatcher a watchface that displays tide information from the beach closest to your location, placed third.  Second place went to Regex Adventures, an interactive game for coders to learn regular expressions.  Michael Wang from Northwestern took first place for BikeSight, a mounted to display that makes bikers and their intentions more visible on the road.

Read more in McCormick's news article on WildHacks.

Check out video and top tweets from the WildHacks event below.

Final Presentation Video

#WildHacks Tweets

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