Hear what our students and builders say about kreative horizon
"HackIowaState was quite intense, we had to have a very good understand of how to build our project and implement it. This was my second hackathon... my first hackathon was 48 hours, but at this event [24 hours] we got a lot more done. I would come back next semester!"
"Our challenge with our project at HackIowaState was more front end which our team didn't understand entirely. One of us had experience with Java which helped, and the rest of us just figured it out on the fly. But, we had a great experience!"
“I liked that I was required to build something in just 24 hours, unlike my classes. I usually wouldn’t go out of my way to learn new technologies like React. My teammates and the feedback from the judges was very helpful! I would totally come back!”
"My takeaway from HackIowaState - choose your team wisely. What I appreciated about this event over other events like game jams was that it was more broad and I got to solve actual issues. I did like the food, I really did appreciate being fed!"
William Clemmons Jr
"I came to HackIowaState to give myself the environment that would force me to work on a project that I otherwise would have. It's nice to be pressured to work on a project with people that otherwise may not have because of school and other responsibilities. My favorite part was winning, but I had way too much fun!"
"For my first hackathon, I didn't have too many expectations, but I had a great time. I liked the idea of the workshops and spreading the coding throughout the day. I was very, very well fed!"
Computer and Data Science
"It was a fun experience. We learned a lot. If you have the opportunity, I think everyone should join in. The event was VERY beginner friendly... I feel like you don't even have to be a programmer or in the software field to participate honestly. And, the food was really good!"
“The event was super nice. I got to work with a team in a real-world, work environment. With a team, we were able to keep each other accountable and I tried a new database I never would have before. I would come back, it was fun!”
"It was a fun experience and we learned a lot... which is all that matters even if the project doesn't work! Next time, it's going to work! I would absolutely come again! We were really well taken care of."
"My favorite part of HackIowaState was being able to have a semi-completed project in just a short amount of time. In classes, you take weeks to finish a little assignment... but here, in just 24 hours, we had some really cool looking projects!"
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