HACK.EDU

by: jeremy & philip

Examining How College Hackathons Are Perceived By Student Attendees and Non-Attendees

We sought to address three questions about collegiate hackathons:

  1. Why are students motivated to attend hackathons?
  2. What kind of learning environment do these events provide?
  3. What factors discourage students from attending?

paper | slides | by year

Philip's research blog post provides a high-level summary of our findings. We presented this work at the ACM International Computing Education Research conference (ICER) in September 2017, in Tacoma, WA. The source for this page and the presented slides are in the public domain.


bibtex

@inproceedings{WarnerICER2017,
    author = {Warner, Jeremy and Guo, Philip J.},
    title = {Hack.Edu: Examining How College Hackathons Are Perceived By Student Attendees and Non-Attendees},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research},
    series = {ICER '17},
    year = {2017},
    isbn = {978-1-4503-4968-0},
    location = {Tacoma, Washington, USA},
    pages = {254--262},
    numpages = {9},
    url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3105726.3106174},
    doi = {10.1145/3105726.3106174},
    acmid = {3106174},
    publisher = {ACM},
    address = {New York, NY, USA},
    keywords = {college hackathon, informal learning, situated learning},
}