2016 Fashion/Tech Hackathon

The Fashion School at Kent State University hosted the third annual Fashion/Tech Hackathon the weekend of January 29-31. The Hackathon is a cross-curricular event allowing teams of student participants to create and innovate within the realm of wearable technology. It is presented in partnership with the Fashion School’s TechStyleLAB and Kent State’s LaunchNET.

This year, the event attracted 158 attendees representing 17 total institutions. Many were first-time hackers. The students completed 34 projects to submit for judging. Award categories included Best Creation of a New Technology, Best Advancement of an Existing Technology, Best Use of Technology to Create New Fashion Products and Best Tech Advancement of the Retail Experience. Learn more about this year's Hackathon projects at fth2016.devpost.com.

View photos from the event on our Flickr page.