Syracuse Hackathons Spur Student Civic Engagement


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The Syracuse community hackers will host several hackathons, which include ProLiteracy and two Hack Upstate hackathons.

These hackathons have civic-minded missions focused on building solutions to urge civic participation among students and youth. Billy Ceskavich, an Engagement Fellow and iSchool graduate student, wants to prove that "hackathons provide an open environment to just have fun and learn from one another, so it's for everyone."

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