January 29 - 31, 2021
FTH 2021 Applications Now Open!
Please join us for an exciting weekend of collaboration and exploration at the intersection of fashion and technology! Now in its eighth year, the Fashion Tech Hackathon is a FREE event that brings together university students from different majors, backgrounds and locations and gives them resources and space to learn new skills and create innovative projects. With the support of mentors from a variety of universities, industries and disciplines, the event fosters networking, collaboration and innovation. Whether it's designing wearable tech, a new innovative app, or an inventive way to further develop existing technologies, student teams will have the opportunity to solve problems using fashion and technology (and win some awesome prizes)! Sponsors and mentors have the opportunity to work and network with potential future employees, and will have access to innovative, leading-edge products and software.
This year, to comply with COVID-19 safety standards and procedures, we have pivoted to a fully online, virtual hackathon to allow participants the ability to help define the future of fashion from the comfort of their own homes! Thos participating in the hack must adhere to the Major League Hacking (MLH) Code of Conduct. We look forward to your participation in the 2021 hack!
2021 Theme: CONNECTED
Virtual hack dates: JAN. 29 - JAN. 31, 2021
The Fashion Tech Hackathon in partnership with the School of Fashion's TechStyleLAB, Kent State's Design Innovation, Kent State’s LaunchNET, the Kent State computer science student organization HacKSU, and with the support of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation Grant.