Conference Proceeding


The Collegiate Hackathon Experience Public Deposited
  • Collegiate hackathons are marathon-style, project building competitions where students can learn computing in an informal environment, build community, network with members of the technology industry, and be more productive members of the workforce. I am interested in understanding the social climate of hackathons and how it affects hackathon participants, particularly women and non- binary students, who only make up 23% of collegiate hackathon attendees. I will be exploring two lines of inquiry: (1) to explore the experiences of hackathon attendees to gain a deeper understanding about why participants do (or do not) participate in hackathons, what motivates them to attend, and what engages them at these events; and (2) to explore the ways collegiate hackathons can adapt their design practices to create an inclusive and equitable events for marginalized and minority students.
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  • 2018-01-01
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  • 2020-01-09
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  • Brittany Ann Kos. 2018. The Collegiate Hackathon Experience. In ICER ’18: 2018 International Computing Education Research Conference, August 13–15, 2018, Espoo, Finland. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2 pages.