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Parsons Sponsors MIT Competitive Programming Event; Mary Ann Hopkins Comments

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Parsons announced that it served as a gold sponsor during Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s marathon-style competitive programming event last Oct. 5 and 6.

Over 1,000 programmers and students from more than 200 U.S. universities, South America, Europe and Australia participated at this year’s HackMIT, a 30-hour student led hackathon with more than $10,000 in prizes, Parsons said Wednesday.

Eric Alford, a Parsons systems security engineer and Kirsten Renner, a Parsons recruiter, participated in the event.

“Special thanks goes to Eric for mentoring some of the brightest college minds at this 2-day event,” said Mary Ann Hopkins, Parsons group president.

“Who knows which of these students might be inspired to work for Parsons as a result of Eric’s time spent with them,” she dded.

 The undergraduate hacker teams designed and implemented new web, desktop, mobile and hardware projects.

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