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Hackers to solve problems at tribeHacks

Hackers to solve problems at tribeHacks

Not all hackers are cyber criminals creating chaos – some are problem solvers who use computer programming to conquer common obstacles.

"Hacking is trying to find inventive solutions to any type of problem. It's about making apps that are helpful and display data in a new way," the College of William and Mary physics professor Wouter Deconinck said.

Teaching students how to quickly and creatively solve problems and evaluate solutions is the goal of tribeHacks, William and Mary's 32-hour hackathon, Deconinck said.

TribeHacks will bring East Coast college students together to solve web, mobile and hardware hacking challenges at William and Mary's Small Hall...