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Hack BU 36 Hour Competition Starts Tonight

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Some kids may watch major league sports on the weekends, but this weekend at Binghamton University, some kids are doing some major league hacking.

Major League Hacking is powered by Dell and Intel, and the program puts on hackathons across the U.S. and Europe every year to give students the chance to create, network and work with cutting edge technology.

These students will spend the weekend teaming up, and by the end of the weekend, they will demo what they have created in an attempt to help their schools rise to the top of the major league hacking season standings.

"People here are sitting down, setting themselves up, and talking about their ideas, and for the next 36 hours they'll be working on them," said Christopher Beard, a Binghamton University student.

"Definitely, main stream media has taken the word hacking, and turned it into something negative. But for sure, hacking at it's roots is the spirit of inventiveness, it's actually the spirit of taking something and finding a clever use or a clever work around it," said Mike Swift, CEO of Major League Hacking.

Hacking began tonight at 8 and will continue tomorrow all day. The judges will assess all of the projects on Sunday morning.
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