ASU Hackathon Seeks to Create Technology to Solve Problems

The annual Hacks for Humanity put on by Arizona State University’s Project Humanities is a 36-hour hackathon that challenges participants to come up with new technologies to help solve local and global problems. The event draws up to 200 participants who will try and find solutions to problems regarding mobility, social justice and parenting. ASU English professor and Founding Director of Project Humanities Neal A. Lester tells us more about the hackathon.

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