Miami Dade College (MDC) is partnering with Miami Hack Week (MHW) to host [email protected], a student-only track event taking place daily Jan. 23-30, from 6-9 p.m. Designed to help students explore the tech industry and learn first-hand how to get involved in tech, [email protected] will be held at MDC’s Business Innovation & Technology (BIT) Center located at MDC Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. Sessions will be available in-person and online with students attending the opening and closing events of MHW.
“[email protected] is a great initiative that will allow to showcase our local talented students, while giving them an opportunity to interact with Miami Hack Week participants and speakers,” said Antonio Delgado, Vice President of Innovation and Technology Partnerships at Miami Dade College.
As part of the collaboration between MDC and MHW, the first 100 students that register for the event will be automatically accepted and will receive a stipend to join hackathon challenges at the BIT Center, and participate in activities from the week-long event. Said challenges will concentrate on “Blockchain Solutions for Academia” and “TikTok and Social Media Influencers.” During the week participants will also hear from speakers, panelists and get the chance to network with MHW hackathon attendees.
“The [email protected] student track will allow us to integrate local students into our rapidly growing local tech industry,” said Ja’dan Johnson, Executive Director of Miami Hack Week. “That way, once those students are ready to look for an internship or job, they’ll already have relevant experience and relationships in place.”
For more information about Miami Hack Week, visit https://www.miamihackweek.com.
About Miami Hack Week
Miami Hack Week is a week-long hackathon taking place January 23-30. One thousand people from around south Florida and the U.S. will come to Miami to build projects over the course of the week in both sponsored Hacker Houses and local co-working and coffee shop venues. Miami Hack Week will also comprise dozens of events including informative speaker panels, fitness classes, happy hours, cook outs and more, and will culminate in a closing ceremony and selection of hack category winners. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.miamihackweek.com/
About Miami Dade College’s BIT Center
MDC’s state-of-the-art BIT Center explores the role of technology in digital transformation, process automation, and analytics in the ever-changing business landscape. The BIT Center is an initiative of MDC’s Miguel B. Fernandez Family School of Global Business, Trade & Transportation and offers various programs and courses in three core areas – marketing and digital marketing; banking and finance; and industry certifications. For a complete list of BIT Center courses and events, visit www.mdc.edu/bitcenter.