January 10, 2023 – Pittsburgh, PA – AIM North America (AIM NA) will launch its first hackathon in collaboration with Wright State University in Dayton, OH scheduled for February 4 – 5. A hackathon is best described as an “invention marathon”. Any WSU student who has an interest in technology can participate to learn, build and share their creations over the course of a weekend in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

The “Make-IT-Wright” Digital Supply Chain Hackathon will focus on two industry segments (Food and Healthcare) that were disrupted by the pandemic. Students will work to develop solutions utilizing digital transformation technologies such as barcode, RFID, RAIN, RTLS, for example, to create an application that will break existing and future supply chain bottlenecks while impacting the planet in a positive and sustainable way.

Jeanne Duckett, chair of AIM North America and lead hackathon developer explained, “The hackathon will provide a platform and an opportunity to the young talent to develop digital business solutions using their creativity and innovation.”

“Hackathons are an incredible way to bring our interdisciplinary students and community together to learn new skills, build amazing projects, and share ideas” said Matt Kijowski, Cyber Systems Program Manager and hackathon lead at Wright State University.

AIM NA and WSU will provide guidelines, training, ideas, and set challenges for all entrants. Teams will present their submissions to a specially appointed jury of industry and academic leaders. Thanks to generous sponsors, the prize purse for the top three teams is $3000, $2000, and $1000.

Registration and information about the Make-IT-Wright Digital Supply Chain Hackathon can be found here: https://www.aim-na.org/digital-supply-chain-make-it-wright-hackathon.html.

Special thanks to our hackathons sponsors including: