A hackathon is a place where ideas become tangible, strangers become teammates, and students become creators. OHI/O, The Ohio State University’s own hackathon, is just one of the many that have cropped up over the years as the central Ohio tech scene has continued to grow. With more appearing at the high school level and tailored to specific interests, there are limitless ways for the tech enthusiast to engage with their passion in a meaningful way.
Typically, people have associated events like hackathons with software development, assuming a degree in computer science to be necessary for participation. But, as the technology sector diversifies, students are learning to apply their skills in different and unexpected ways.