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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…


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…

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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…


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…


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…


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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…



$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…



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 built out a niche software add-on that they were confident could take home the gold. As…


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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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…



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…


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….


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…



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…



Women in Tech: Jackie Kazil from PyLadies DC

By | Dec 30, 2014 at 10:00 am

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…


GlobalHack III Doesn’t Want St. Louis and Ferguson to Heal Artificially

By | Oct 30, 2014 at 3:05 pm

GlobalHack, a hackathon coming to us from St. Louis, has made the decision to sustain the momentum generated by their first two successful events. They just announced the details for their much anticipated third event, GlobalHack III. The nonprofit organization fosters talent and innovation…


Man Diagnosed with Ebola Actually Just Recovering from Tech Conference

By | Oct 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Author’s Note: This is purely satirical, so, yeah.  This morning, it was reported that the man who was diagnosed late last week with Ebola was actually just recovering from a tech conference he attended in Boston “on a whim.” After 29-year-old Andrew Scheurer – accompanied…