On the weekend of November 15th, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosted its very first Hackathon – a weekend-long design and developer competition drawing over 500 engineering students from around the country.
The idea was to create something from nothing in 24 short hours, using imagination, innovation, and maybe a little bit of caffeine. Hackathon competitions are a growing trend in the United States and the United Kingdom, and have become a very viable way for companies to recruit future employees.
On this edition of Vox Pop, it’s computers with Jake Cunningham and David Stutsrim.
David Stutsrim, Partner at TechBridge Group has over 21 years of experience in the Information Technology field. David has a Bachelor's degree in Computer and Systems Engineering from RPI. David was one of the first Microsoft Certified System Engineers in the upstate NY region and has certifications in Microsoft operating systems, server applications, and development tools in addition to being a Microsoft Certified Instructor.