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Cal Poly students spend 24 hours developing apps in annual "hack-a-thon" event

Posted at 8:58 PM, Feb 09, 2020

We visited some weary-eyed Cal Poly students Sunday morning at the end of their 24-hour hack-a-thon.

The hack-a-thon called 'Camp Polyhacks' is an annual 24-hour event held at the Hot House in downtown San Luis Obispo.

The event started Saturday morning and finished around noon Sunday.

Around 120 students worked in teams overnight to create a product that would be profitable while promoting social good in areas like sustainability and community.

"Here at Camp Polyhacks we really like the idea that [we can] make a real world impact by potentially making these apps and continue to run with the idea and use it to actually benefit the world someday," said Brad Iglesia, Co-lead Director of Camp Polyhacks.

The hack-a-thon is just one of multiple events put on by the university's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.