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Jan 2017

IDEAFEST

IDEAS COLLIDE AT THE POINT

2 DAY IDEA HACKATHON – FACULTY, STUDENTS AND STAFF MAKING GREAT IDEAS HAPPEN.

Join us February 10-11th for an IDEA FEST, a hackathon for “What’s Next”, where you become the architect of the future in physics, statistics, political science, music, design, astronomy, biochemistry, molecular genetics, art, virtual reality, dance, and more. The list goes on for what can be created when different fields, people, and ways of thinking come together!

Otterbein University invites students, faculty, and staff from the entire university to come together for a two day idea hackathon brainstorm experience. Explore the intersection of all types of subject matter and envision them in the form of apps, software, an experience, a product or a movement. All skill levels, all majors can apply. You do not need technical skill to participate in this event. If you have technical skill its most welcome! All attendees bring your laptops if you have them!

 

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Otterbein University Welcomes You

In the heart of the Westerville, Ohio – Otterbein University welcomes you to the Point. All faculty and staff members, students have an opportunity to come out and express themselves at IdeaFest!

Synergize

Join your fellow students, staff and faculty at The Point and brainstorm “What’s Next?” – the sky is the limit: new projects, come make things with our new makerspace!  Synergize with like minds and think about where we as a community could go next.

Other schools are doing it- we can too!

Prime, Dream, Create

We’ll have over 40 ideas posted to ponder, and you can bring your own- together we’ll think about these ideas and strategize how to make them a reality. Mentors, designers, and strategists will help aid us in making a presentation putting you in the ring for prizes and more!

FOOD, PRIZES and MORE

FOOD, that’s right, FOOD! Even better PRIZES, we’re giving away away some gizmos so register now, and big ideas to realize- make it happen!

SCHEDULE

DAY 1  Friday, February 10, 2017

3:00 p.m.  Registration, Snacks

5:45 p.m.  Idea wall voting

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  team formation, hustle begins, start jamming on ideas

6:00 p.m. Open Dinner Break, come when you’re hungry

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 a.m.  sponsors and mentors make rounds

6:30 p.m.  Live Audio Improv, Circuitry Room (take a break come listen)

11:00 a.m.  Go home for the night!

DAY 2  Saturday, February 11, 2017

07:30 a.m.  Arrival for day 2 and breakfast available

07:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Idea jamming and hustle continues,  Refine ideas, get ready for presenting

12:00 p.m.  Open Lunch and network.

01:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Refine ideas and get prepared for presentation.

04:30 p.m. Dinner break and networking.

05:00 p.m. Presentations and Judging begins, people’s choice voting too.

7:30 p.m.  Winners announced. High fives and closing celebration

8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Event wind down and one more round of high fives. Leave by 8:30

Prizes:  apple watch, ipad mini, $$ to implement idea

REGISTER TODAY!