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Next Penguin Hackers Event:

Local Hack Day

December 2nd 2017

Registration and more info here!

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Spring 2015

HackYSU 2015

April 17th - 19th | Youngstown State University

HackYSU is a hackathon, an event where students come together to Learn, Create, and Network with each other and businesses. More details and registation on HackYSU's website

Fall 2015

CSIS Open House

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Come eat pizza and learn about all the awesome student organizations the CSIS department has to offer, hosted by Penguin Hackers

Hacktoberfest (all October)

All October | Online

Digital Ocean and GitHub are teaming up to give free t-shirts to anyone who contributes more than four commits to open source software during the month of October. This is a great opportunity to get make your first contributions, no matter how small! More details on DigitalOcean's website.

Youngstown Game Developers Group Speaking @ YSU

Tuesday October 13th at 5:30pm | McDonough Museum of Art Auditorium

"A day in the life of an indie game developer".

Richard Stallman @ Kent

Saturday Oct 17th, 2015 at 1:00pm | Kent State University's Kiva

The NEO ACM has invited Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation, to give a speech at Kent State University. The content will be nontechnical, admission is gratis, and the public is encouraged to attend. Additonal information on the FSF website

OHI/O

Saturday November 14th - 15th | Ohio State University

Ohio State University's 24 hour hackathon. We are hoping to organize a car pool. More information and sign up on OHI/O's website.

Spring 2016

HackYSU 2016

February 5th - 7th | Youngstown State University

HackYSU is a hackathon, an event where students come together to Learn, Create, and Network with each other and businesses. More details and registation on HackYSU's website

MHacks

February 19th - 21st | University of Michigan

THE hackathon. If you only go to one, this is it. More details and registation on MHack's website

SpartaHack

February 26th - 28th | Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

A great hackathon! Sign up for SpartaHack here

YGD Game Jam

April 1st - 3rd | McDonough Museum of Art

Event by the Youngstown Game Developers Group. Details TBA.

Revolution UC

April 16th - 17th | University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

A Hackathon at the University of Cincinnati, OH. Register for Revolution UC here

Fall 2016

CSIS Open House

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Come eat pizza and learn about all the awesome student organizations the CSIS department has to offer, hosted by Penguin Hackers

Kent Hack Enough 2016

Friday, October 7th - Sunday, October 9th | Kent State University

Register for KHE here!

HackOHI/O 2016

Saturday, November 19th - Sunday, November 20th | The Ohio State University

Register for HackOHI/O here!

Local Hack Day 2016

Saturday, December 3rd 9am-9pm | Youngstown State University's Meshel Hall

A 12-hour hackathon and conference. Come learn and play with us. Registration coming soon.

Spring 2017

HackYSU 2017

February 17th - 19th | Youngstown State University

Learn something new, create something awesome, and network with many businesses, and fellow students at Youngstown State University's very own hackathon! Learn more and register for HackYSU here!

YGD Game Jam 2017

March 31st - April 2nd | McDonough Museum of Art

A three day event by the Youngstown Game Developers. Register here!

HackPSU 2017

April 8th - 9th | Penn State University

Learn something new, create something awesome, and network with many businesses, and fellow students at PSU's hackathon! Learn more and register here!

HackCWRU 2017

April 15th — 16th 2017 | Case Western Reserve University

Learn something new, create something awesome, and network with many businesses, and fellow students at Case's hackathon! Learn more and register here!

YSU ACM and W-ACM LAN Party

April 21st 2017 | YSU's Meshel Hall

Play some console and PC games with the CSIS department! Register here!

HAkron 2017

April 22nd - 23rd 2017 | The University of Akron

Learn something new, create something awesome, and network with many businesses, and fellow students at the University of Akron's Hackathon! Learn more and register here! If you're attending, don't forget to register for the carpool here!

Building Mobile Features + Docker Tech Talk and Meetup hosted by Drund

April 27th 2017 | Drund

Stop into Drund on Thursday, April 27th for a Tech Talk and Meetup! Talks will be given on the following topics: "Up & Running With Docker" and "Building And Refining Features for Android and iOS". Learn more here!

Summer 2017

Code Youngstown Bi-yearly Meetup: Summer 2017

June 15th 2017 | Downtown Youngstown

Code Youngstown hosts a social meetup every 6 months - once in the summer, and once in the winter. It'll take place on a weekday evening in downtown Youngstown. Everything else is TBA! Learn more here!

Fall 2017

CSIS Open House

Semptember 6th 2017 | 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM | Meshel Hall, Room 337

Come eat pizza and learn about all the awesome student organizations the CSIS department has to offer, hosted by Penguin Hackers.

MHacks X

Semptember 22nd - 24th 2017 | University of Michigan

THE hackathon. If you only go to one, this is it. More details and registation on MHack's website! Sign up for the carpool here!

HAkron 2017

September 22nd - 23rd 2017 | The University of Akron

Learn something new, create something awesome, and network with many businesses, and fellow students at the University of Akron's Hackathon! Learn more and register here!

Kent Hack Enough 2017

October 6th - 8th | Kent State University

Register for KHE here! Sign up for the carpool here!

OHI/O

October 21st - 22nd | Ohio State University

OSU's 24 hour hackathon. More information and register here! Sign up for the carpool here!

Fall 2017

3 Day Startup

November 10th - 12th | Youngstown State University

3 Day Startup is a 72-hour learning-by-doing campus workshop that teaches entrepreneurial skills to university students in an extreme hands-on environment. Register here!

Local Hack Day 2017

Saturday, December 2nd | Time 9 AM - 9 PM | Youngstown State University's Meshel Hall

A 12-hour hackathon and conference. Come learn and play with us. Register HERE now!

Code Youngstown Bi-yearly Meetup: Winter 2017

December 5th | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Oak Hill Collaborative

Code Youngstown hosts a social meetup every 6 months - once in the summer, and once in the winter. Looking for work, to learn a new skill, or a mentor? This is where you need to be! Learn more here!

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The founders of Penguin Hackers wish to create a platform for our students to build a portfolio through personal or group projects. By doing so we wish to teach ourselves and each other valuable skills to compliment our university education. In order to maximize the value each of us gets out of the group, we wish to network with and actively engage like-minded individuals.

Together, we believe we can achieve anything we set our minds to.

Penguin Hackers believes that by seeking these goals we’ll begin to create a more engaging university environment in which students feel excited about their college experience and empowered to achieve. We believe that students directly and indirectly affected by such an environment will have improved graduation rates, better employment rates, and higher GPAs. We also believe that by actively engaging our community both inside and outside YSU we can increase enrollment rates through generating awareness of YSU’s programs, create relationships with successful alumni who want to see our students succeed, and form partnerships with businesses who wish to take advantage of our quality students as co-ops, interns, and full time employees. By fostering a community of students actively improving and exchanging knowledge we can architect an environment in which engineered serendipity is commonplace.

It is here that awesome happens.

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