HackSI in the Press

May 1, 2020 ... Dav Glass was browsing the internet when he found plans for face shields. Glass has a garage workshop that includes two laser cutters and runs HackSI.

April 17, 2020 ... Andrew Wilson is accustomed to seeing his Marion neighbor, Dav Glass, invent something new or find a creative solution to a problem. And now, last week's innovation by Glass is filling a vital need for area health care facilities and first responders on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.

April 11, 2020 ... This Saturday’s Samaritan of the week is Dav Glass, who is making face shields for medical personnel and other at-risk workers in the Southern Illinois area and delivering them free of charge.

April 7, 2020 ... Last weekend, News 3 interviewed Dav Glass, a man who made face shields with a laser cutter out of his garage. Tuesday, he donated some of them to Heartland Regional Medical Center.

April 7, 2020 ... A group of volunteers made plastic face shields for health care workers, donating them to Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Illinois.

April 5, 2020 ... With the need for personal protective equipment increasing due to COVID-19, a southern Illinois man is coming up with a solution to help fill the gap locally.

November 4, 2018 ... Hundreds of technology enthusiasts spent the weekend experimenting with drones, robots and 3D printers at Southern Illinois University.

November 1, 2018 ... Hackers of all ages will come together at HackSI’s sixth annual hackathon on Saturday. The hackathon will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with judging on Sunday evening. Dav Glass, HackSI founder, said to define a hackathon, you need to first define the word "hacker."

Sep 1, 2017 ... Southern Illinois native Dav Glass, a self-proclaimed geek, made a name for himself in California’s Silicon Valley as a software architect and engineer with Yahoo. When a new position with the search engine giant gave him the opportunity to return to Marion, Ill. and work from home, he jumped at the chance. His relocation, however, presented a problem.

Nov 10, 2016 ... We recently had the opportunity to ask Dav a few questions about open source technology, his expertise in Node.js, and the HackSI annual hackathon.

Nov 6, 2016 ... Dozens of technology enthusiasts spent the weekend experimenting with drones and robots at Southern Illinois University.

Nov 3, 2016 ... Though Dav Glass has spent the last decade working as an engineer for Yahoo, for the past six years he's been based in Marion, Ill., a town of 17,000 about a half hour outside of Carbondale, nearly five hours south of Chicago.

Oct 27, 2016 ... Once again HackSI returns to Carbondale. It's an event to encourage people of all ages to take two things that don't normally work together and "hack" them into a useful item.

Jan 30, 2015 ... Attendees are competing in a series of tech related contests in the areas of mobile, web, and hardware development.

Jan 21, 2015 ... HackSI is an event for high school and college students or anyone else with an interest in computers and programming. No professional experience is required. All you need is some creativity...

Nov 2, 2013 ... What do you get when you put dozens of computer enthusiasts together? You get the first southern Illinois Hack-a-Thon.

Oct 30, 2013 ... Hacking, a term usually used with disdain, is getting a new meaning in southern Illinois.

The HackSI Hackathon will take place Nov. 2, at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center in an attempt to get people in the area excited about creating technology-based projects.

Oct 29, 2013 ... A new event for computer programmers is coming to SIU this weekend. It's called Hack Fest.

It's being held at the Dunn Richmond Center in Carbondale from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. The first 100 people to register will get a t-shirt.

Oct 26, 2013 ... Got 12 hours to spare? What can your imagination come up with in that amount of time? The biggest question is can you use a computer to build the thought within your mind?

Dav Glass and Darryl Jones, organizers of the Hack SI hackathon, encourage individuals of all technological talent to come out because it could be a great learning opportunity or a chance to show off skills from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 2 at Dunn-Richmond Center in Carbondale.

Oct 15, 2013 ... There is no cost to participate but only the first 100 to pre-register at www.hacksi.me/ will get a T-shirt. Walk-ins are welcome, too. Glass ...