#HackUNL Hackathon aims to create kinder, braver online world

Date: Time: 4:30 pm–1:30 pm
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Contact: Raul Palacios, rapalacios@huskers.unl.edu
HackUNL is sponsored by the College of Education and Human Sciences and Hack Harassment, a coalition dedicated to building a more inclusive and supportive online community. HackUNL is a free event seeking people and teams to explore and develop creative solutions to the problem of cyber harassment and bullying. Gabby Frost, teen founder of the suicide prevention initiative Buddy Project, will be the keynote speaker at the 5 p.m. April 14 kickoff in the Nebraska Union Auditorium.

The deadline to register is April 12. Registration is open to anyone 18 or older but is limited to 80 participants. For more information and to register online go to: http://go.unl.edu/HackUNL.

– The kickoff event will be held from 4:30-10 p.m. Friday, April 14 at the Nebraska Union Colonial Room.
– The actual hackathon starts at 8 a.m. April 15 in the Pixel Lab in Henzlik Hall.
– The closing presentation and awards ceremony will be at the Nebraska Union, April 16 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

“HackUNL is unique from other hackathons because we’re bringing together mental health content experts, tech people, students and the community. It’s connecting all these dots,” said Susan Swearer, Willa Cather Professor of Educational Psychology and chair of the research advisory board at Born This Way Foundation. “It’s an opportunity to interface with the university community in a way that’s creative, fun, based on research and is a learning opportunity. It’s going to be a very active and exciting event.”

Additional Public Info:

http://go.unl.edu/HackUNL

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