Class is great, but there's even more to learn. There are some essential skills taught in classes here at Lehigh, and we're hoping to expand on those skills by running a series of workshops where you'll learn skills like web development, game development, modern software engineering best practices and styles, and many more cool ways to apply what you've learned in class!
Our events and hackathons bring together the programming community. Events are open to everyone, no matter what level of programming experience. The events are a great way to meet and learn from other programmers in the Lehigh community as well as a place where you can show off what you've learned and earn great prizes from sponsors such as Google, IBM, Lutron, and more!
LU Apps is a competition held in the fall where students develop and showcase an application. The application can be anything from a game to a schedule planner to a social media application, and there are prizes given out by many big name corporate sponsors!
MobiLEHIGH is a competition held in the spring where students develop and showcase a mobile game. Everyone is encouraged to participate, not just programmers - games also need design, art, and story! Leading up to the event are several workshops on game development as well as several checkpoints to make the process as easy as possible. On the day of the showcase, students from the local middle school come to play the games and vote on their favorite, as well as judges from several companies. The local middle schoolers also engage in a discussion on college and computer science, and take part in a workshop on making a game. It's a great way to reach out to the community around Lehigh.
Lehigh Hacks is a hackathon which was started just last year, but saw an amazing turnout and many great creations! You'll have 24 hours to work with a team to create an application, website, program, or whatever you'd like to create using technology provided by the many corporate sponsors! Last year IBM made available their Watson computing technology. The hackathon is in the middle of the week so you don't have to miss any weekend events, and you'll be excused from your classes the day of. The event includes free food and drinks, many prizes, and tons of learning and networking opportunities.
Programming Club also represents Lehigh's chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). As such, we participate in ACM events like the Intercollege Programming Competition (ICPC), where teams race to code the solutions to a series of logic puzzles.
Programming Club provides many opportunities to network. At our many events you get to meet other students in Lehigh's programming community, which can lead to collaboration on cool projects and long lasting friendships. You also get many opportunities to meet faculty and alumni who can help you to find a job or internship in the field.