Fashion School to host annual Fashion Tech Hackathon


Princeton University’s Alan Du (right) and his brother rest after two days of intense programming work at the Kent Hackathon in Rockwell Hall over the weekend of Jan. 29, 2016. The brothers won a prize for their app, which aggregates customer reviews of online shops based on keyword searches.

Paige Miller

The Fashion School kicks off its annual Fashion Tech Hackathon on Friday, Jan. 27 at 5 p.m.

The Hackathon allows students to work in teams to produce innovative fashion garments over a span of three days.

Kevin Williams, a junior fashion merchandising major, is participating in the weekend-long event.

“It is of utmost importance that we utilize all of the resources available to us at this university that will aid us in fusing technology with fashion. The TechStyleLab and the Hackathon is ground zero for fashion tech to be realized,” Williams said.

The Fashion Tech Hackathon is a free event and encourages students of all majors to observe and participate.

“I recently sparked an interest about fashion and decided to learn more through a hands-on event,” said Hannah Sheridan, a junior public relations major. “I think I will learn substantial values from working in a team and collectively creating and designing a product.”

Teams will be judged on the advancement of existing technology, creation of technology, use of technology and the technology advancement of retail experience.

Students will begin hacking at 9 p.m. at Rockwell and will continue until the closing ceremonies at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Center for Architecture and Environmental Design.

Paige Miller is the fashion reporter, contact her at [email protected]