FactSet Fuels St. Luke’s Hackathon

St. Luke’s 2017 Hackathon has captured the attention and support of the global software company, FactSet. The Norwalk company, which hosts its own hackathon for FactSet employees, will sponsor St. Luke’s third annual event. "When we heard about St. Luke’s Hackathon, we knew it would be a great fit," said Laura Ruhe, FactSet Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility.

The goal of the St. Luke’s Hackathon, which runs January 20-22,  is to immerse students in creating something. It can be a toy, a game, or a serious solution to a problem. "We have only one hard and fast Hackathon rule," says St. Luke’s designLab Director Michael Mitchell: "Take your concept and try to make it a reality in 42 hours."

Students from area public and private schools were invited to join St. Luke’s and FactSet for this 42-hour, non-stop innovating event. St. Luke’s alumni and FactSet employees will participate as mentors and judges. Winning hacks will be chosen for upper and middle grade levels.

"We believe in the power of collaboration and learning, and have seen firsthand how valuable hackathons are to fostering creativity and innovation," said FactSet’s Ruhe. "St. Luke’s Hackathon embodies this spirit, and we are thrilled to share our expertise with the next generation of technologists and engineers."

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St. Luke’s School is a secular private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving 25 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.