Activities

ShellHacks Joins the MLH 2019 Season!

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) is excited to announce that ShellHacks has officially joined the Major League Hacking (MLH) 2019 Hackathon Season! ShellHacks is the first general hackathon taking place in the United States for the 2018-2019 school year, kicking off a new season of awesome
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UPE Reaches Out to Rising Freshmen

Hundreds of eager freshmen crowd into the WRC basketball court, firmly marking the beginning of freshman orientations, and with them, dozens of student organizations man tables lining the walls. The curious students question representatives at each table, gathering flyers and
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UPE Receives National & FIU Awards

The School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS) is happy to announce that our chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon has received the award for Top National Chapter from the UPE Association! This award is given to the most outstanding chapter
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I am a Freshman, so what?

In Fall 2017, I moved to the United States from India as a Freshman at Florida International University, Miami majoring in Computer Science. I had received a full-tuition merit scholarship with an invitation to the Honors College. I also received
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WICS – LinkedIn Workshop + Professional Headshots

  At this workshop, students got the opportunity to make their LinkedIn profile more appealing to potential recruiters. After the workshop, the students got to take a professional headshots which they can use for their LinkedIn profiles.

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VR Club – Make a Virtual Reality Game in Unreal Engine

Learn how to create experiences for Virtual Reality in a Beginner Workshop. We’ll walk you through the steps, from beginning to end, on how to: Install Unreal Engine on your laptop Set up the VR Development Kit available on Steam
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Super Smash Bros Gaming Tournament

The tournament brought together over a hundred students from around campus to compete, have fun, and start relaxing for spring break! There where lots of giveaways from Nintendo, Amazon, Discord, Pepsi, and Monster.  Prizes for the tournament and contest included
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FIU take HackFSU

Hack FSU is a Hackathon hosted by Florida State University in conjunction with FAMU. Celebrating their 5th year hosting a hackathon, FSU welcomed over 400 students from all around Florida for this 36 hour event. 55 students from FIU traveled
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Hacking with Amazon Alexa!

MLH LocalHost event: Hacking with Amazon Alexa is hosted by Women in Computer Science (WiCS) and the Association of Computing and Machinery (ACM). This workshop is designed for beginners interested in creating your first skill for Amazon Alexa, the voice
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MangoHacks: Building code for fun can lead to students landing jobs

From improving your rehab to rehabbing your nightlife – these are just some of the problems that about 550 students tried to solve at the recent MangoHacks hosted at FIU’s School of Computing & Information Sciences‘ PG6 Tech Station. Participants
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Experience Organizing MangoHacks 18′

Author: Maria-Jose Ramos | Medium On multiple occasions, MangoHacks has been described to me as the most fun hackathon they have ever been to. As an organizer, that is what we sacrifice our sleep for. That is why we spend
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Global Game Jam 2018

Global Game Jam is the world’s largest game creation event taking place around the world simultaneously, but at different physical locations. A weekend long 48 hour event where you experiment, create and develop games or skills. Think of it as a
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FIU take 2nd place at SwampHacks

Florida International University place top 3 at SwampHacks, a student led hackathon at the University of Florida, with the development of SwampBox. “We wanted to make it easier, cheaper, safer, and more convenient for per to per rental of goods.
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Neural gonna give you up – FIU Students place 1st at UHack 2017

UHack is a 24-hour hackathon hosted by the University of Miami. Florida International University students Mark Fajet, Sheila Alemany, and  Jonathan Beltran developed a recurrent neural network that accepts a song and will create sounds like Rick Astley’s  “Never Gonna Give
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“But I don’t know how to code..”

What does a business major at a Hackathon Organizer Convention have in common with chicken and waffles? At first, it seems odd, but once you give it a try, it might pleasantly surprise you. Someone stop me while we still
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FIU place top 3 at HackGT New Heights

Team: Angelo Saraceno Maria-Jose Ramos Krista Shuckerow Diana Marsala (UPenn Student) Presenting Cafecito, a transpiler that takes in non-English Java vocabulary and compiles it down to English standard Java. We have a lexicographer within the language tools to take in
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