Washington State University Pullman students will have a shot at creating a mobile application that could see widespread use among their peers during Information Technology Services’ (ITS) mobile application design challenge March 23–24 in the Spark building.

The best apps developed could wind up being incorporated into the new WSU Mobile eco‑system app, an easy‑to‑access repository of key student resources such as myWSU and Blackboard.

Students from all fields of study are encouraged to learn about mobile application design from WSU experts and to try and create their own app.

Thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsorship, ITS is offering a total of $800 in prize money across the top teams, including a student’s choice team prize of $200.

The hackathon begins Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast and team set up and wraps up Sunday afternoon with final application presentations and judging.  Students are welcome to stay at the Spark building throughout Saturday night for coding and gaming.

This is an excellent ground floor opportunity for students to learn about mobile application development, about WSU Mobile, and to enjoy free food and entertainment in the beautiful new Spark building.

Students are invited to register for the free event online.