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Platforms and Widgets in Travel: A Weekend Hack with Fareportal @ Voyager HQ [NYC]

By | Sep 16, 2017 at 12:00 am

Calling all designers and developers! Do you have great ideas or are you already building a product for a better travel experience? Join Voyager HQ and tnooz for a 36-hour sprint implementing Fareportal’s Flight, Hotel and Car APIs in creating innovative and revenue generating…

Ecosystems

Ukraine

Ukraine Space City Nurtures Space Technology Startups

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 3:01 pm

Space technology startups are getting more attention than ever – in 2015, $1.8 billion in venture capital was raised by space startups. Whether it’s building rockets or capitalizing on the data being captured by satellites, a new “space race” is getting attention from Silicon…

Tips & How To’s

5 Things to Remember When Planning Hackathons

By | Jul 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Hackathons are a great way for a small company to gather together and interact in a manner that’s fresh but still focused on creation. For anyone unfamiliar with the phrase, it’s the term describing an event in which a group of computer programmers get…

SaaS

Budapest

Meet the Winner of Atlassian’s 2015 Codegeist Hackathon

By | Dec 9, 2015 at 10:00 am

In 2015, András Kora, Anton Kovach, Alan Hawkins, Gabor Madi, Krisztian Kocsis, and Laszlo Minczer applied to the Atlassian Codegeist add-on Hackathon. Together, the group of entrepreneurs from ShiwaForce.com built out a niche software add-on that they were confident could take home the gold. As…

Opinion/Analysis

5 Reasons Your Gen Z-er Should Be Hacking

By | Nov 20, 2015 at 12:30 pm

As a parent, I am choosy about what activities I allow my children to engage in, which usually requires some digging and deciphering. When making a decision, it helps for me to remember my tried and true mental checklist – does this activity or…

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Hackathon

Koding Launches Global Virtual Hackathon

By | Nov 10, 2015 at 10:00 am

This week Koding announced their global virtual hackathon is returning on December 12. Last year more than 60,000 developers from more than 900 cities wrote over 1 million lines of code, and they’ve upped the anti. This year, Koding expects more than 100,000 participants…

Hackathon

DC

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hosts First DC Business Association Hackathon

By | Oct 23, 2015 at 10:12 am

On October 17 and 18, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted their first hackathon. Led by FreeEnterprise.com, a US Chamber Web magazine, the goal was to illustrate how American businesses support the economy and create jobs. The hackathon was facilitated by San Francisco based…

Conferences

Hackers and Innovators Make Switzerland Their Headquarters

By | Oct 14, 2015 at 8:39 am

Innovation leaders from markets all around the world are flocking to Switzerland. Driving this move is the desire to live and work among a community of people developing the products and services of the future. The fact that Switzerland consistently ranks at the top…

Inspiration

10 Lessons I Learned at my First Startup Weekend

By | Aug 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm

I had absolutely zero hackathon experience when I agreed to attend the North Dallas Startup Weekend July 17-19 at North Dallas Coworking (nōd). What I did have was experience working for a startup and lots of coding experience. I thought a hackathon would be…

Ecosystems

San Francisco

Education Might be Broken, but Students Can Fix it

By | Jul 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm

My friends, Kirill Satanovsky is walking, living, breathing proof that entrepreneurs can come from anywhere. When he was in school he studied neuroscience, only to end up working at a home automation startup after graduation. He didn’t abandon his interest in neuroscience by any…

Hackathon

Chicago

$18,000 Up for Grabs at This Weekend’s Chicago INTXHACK

By | Apr 29, 2015 at 9:00 pm

This weekend, the Internet & Television Expo will hold the very first INTXHACK, a 24-hour hackathon focused on rethinking the future of digital entertainment. At stake is a total of $18,000 available to winning ideas. “Thousands of industry leaders are coming to Chicago for…

Ecosystems

Chicago

5 Reasons Why More Women Should Go to Hackathons

By | Apr 22, 2015 at 9:00 am

Hackathons are great opportunities for entrepreneurs and developers to come together and work on a a project outside work. It’s also a gateway for people wanting to enter a new tech ecosystem, while finding solutions to issues they may be passionate about. But if you haven’t…

Hackathon

San Francisco

There’s a ‘Stupid Shit No One Needs & Terrible Ideas’ Hackathon

By | Apr 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm

So, apparently, there’s a Stupid Shit No One Needs & Terrible Ideas Hackathon, and I’m just now finding out that such a thing exists. It was posted on Hacker News last night, and – as you’d expect from the name – the hackathon is…

Profiles

DC

Tech Lady Hackathon: Civic Hacking for Women in Tech

By | Feb 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in…

Announcements

GlobalHack Shifts Their Entire Focus to Civic-Minded Projects

By | Jan 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm

GlobalHack, the nonprofit cofounded by Drew Winship and LockerDome CEO Gabe Lozano, has officially hired their first Executive Director after a successful first year of operations. Matt Menietti, currently Director of Operations for SixThirty, will be leaving to join GlobalHack full-time starting February 1….

Inspiration

8 Ways to Get the Most out of Startup Weekend

By | Jan 21, 2015 at 8:00 am

At 2.03 AM on Monday August 1, 2011, on a train somewhere between Redfern and Kings Cross Station in Sydney, Australia, I was exhausted and delirious. I was on the way to my hotel after the Sunday night celebrations. I was caught by the Startup Weekend movement; hook, line…

Bitcoin

Miami

Can Miami Become a Bitcoin-Friendly City?

By | Jan 9, 2015 at 7:00 am

Miami is starting to dig the counterculture vibe of Bitcoin. In the next two weeks, there will be a hackathon and a conference dedicated to Bitcoin. And if that isn’t enough, in the last Art Basel, there was a physical bitcoin faucet art installation…