On the weekend of July 18-19, approximately 200 FIU students from the College of Engineering & Computing and beyond gathered online to participate in PantherHacks, a brand new hackathon focused on solving COVID-19 related problems.

Organized by the Office of the President and Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), this virtual event featured talks, workshops, mentors, activities and prizes.

UPE is the largest technology organization at FIU. UPE hosts an annual fall semester hackathon, ShellHacks, the largest hackathon in the state of Florida. A hackathon is a weekend-long event where students come together to learn the latest technologies and build innovative projects. This year, President Mark B. Rosenberg and members of UPE met to discuss a summer hackathon, aimed at bringing people together and fighting the challenges faced by the community as a result of COVID-19.

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