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CBUS Student Hack


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It’s a good thing. Promise. Franklin University and AT&T Ohio have joined forces to encourage students to pursue computer science education. Participants of the CBus Student Hack will gain access to all kinds of hi-tech software during a 7-week programming contest that focuses on app development. The contest kicks off on March 3 in the Discovery District.

The aim of the program is to provide 21st Century skills for students, and prepare students for college and careers as they solve real problems. And yeah, the doors of opportunity and creativity are wide open.

“At AT&T, our work is about innovation and looking ahead to the next technology,” said Christopher Wyche, director of external affairs for AT&T Ohio.  "Supporting efforts like the CBus Student Hack lives up to that mission and allows us to partner with some of the best and brightest in the Columbus community."

The event kicks off on March 3 at the Downtown Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library as students meet mentors from around the community, as well as other students. Students will brainstorm project ideas and engage with community leaders. All the apps must be focused on “The Discovery District – Get Connected.” For the rest of the seven weeks, students will learn to create their apps.

If you know a student who would love this kind of thing, check it out here. Even if you don’t know any high schools students, the group needs mentors, lots of mentors. Organizers expect at least 150 participants so there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved. There are even some sponsorships available, too.

Pssst…We want to retain all these smart minds, and this event makes for a cool opportunity to show what Cbus has offer. If you’d like to volunteer or mentor for the program, get the full scoop here.