May 24, 2018

San Diego Mesa College to Host MesaHacks, a Sustainable Living Themed Hackathon

By Office of Communications

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San Diego, CA ---- On Friday, June 1, 2018, San Diego Mesa College will host the San Diego Community College District’s first hackathon, entitled “MesaHacks”. The event will take place in the Mesa Commons from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.  The hackathon theme is sustainable living – over 100 students, faculty, staff and community members are expected to participate.

A “hackathon” is an event in which programmers, designers, and more come together to collaborate on the development of a product. Over the duration of the event, students will learn about new technologies and build connections with others along the way.

“Hackathons are not limited to computer science majors — anyone who has an interest in technology and is eager to learn can participate in a hackathon”, stated James Gappy, Mesa College Computer Science Club Faculty Advisor.


A hackathon is intended to provide passionate students with the ability to establish industry relationships that generate potential employment opportunities. Hackathons provide real-world experience for the attending students; they compete in teams to create a product, taking an idea from conceptualization to completion in a quick time-frame, gaining time-management skills, technical expertise, and new connections. The event is being held in partnership with the Miramar Computer Science Organization, and with support from the ICC, Mesa Associated Students, IEEE, NPD, Nordson Asymtek, and Sticker Mule.

Registration is now open – please visit the website for more information:

Tags: hackathon, Press Release, sustainable

Additional Information


Jennifer Nichols Kearns
Director of Communications
(619) 388-2759