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This year’s TigerHacks event was the old Hack Mizzou, but with a new name and a new aim.

The 36-hour event still split participants into groups to develop novel software ideas over the course of a weekend, but this year’s event brought a new partnership with the Reynolds Journalism Institute Student Competition, which meant the projects were created with a journalistic bent in mind. 

Participants in TigerHacks — which included students from the University of Missouri and various institutions from across the Midwest — were automatically eligible to submit their projects for the RJI Student Competition, which annually pairs journalism students and computer science students on projects that help solve a critical need in journalism. Winners of the RJI event secure technology-based prizes and the chance to pitch their ideas to executives in Silicon Valley.

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