Hackathons

Ireland’s first law-focused blockchain hackathon announced by Matheson

On 3 to 4 November of this year, Matheson – in partnership with Deloitte, IBM and the Dublin City University (DCU) Ryan Academy – will host Ireland’s …

Bitcoin

At Facebook hackathon, engineers combine Seattle data with machine learning to solve civic issues

Last week, Facebook held a civic hackathon, inviting in-house engineers as well as representatives from other tech companies to combine Seattle’s …

Machine Learning

IOTA Hackathon

<b>The blockchain tech sphere in the fall of 2017 looks totally different than in the same period of 2016. Then, many people heard about blockchain for</b> …

Bitcoin

Space Exploration: Not Just for Rocket Scientists

Ariel Waldman, founder of Spacehack.org, discusses why you don't need a wall full of doctorate degrees to have an impact on space exploration.<p>PCMag …

Space Exploration

IncubateIND Annonces Winners For Aviation Hackathon

IncubateIND hosted India's largest Aviation Hackathon with an aim to disrupt the aviation sector and transform the Indian aviation to create the …

India

Protect DC from climate change at GW’s hackathon

Get your prepper kit ready: a hackathon is looking for your best ideas to protect the city from the challenges of climate change.“Climathon” is an …

Climate Change

The Odd, Disconcerting Music of Climate Change

San Francisco scientists and musicians are creating experimental compositions based on real climate data.<p>What does global warming sound like?<p>For The ClimateMusic Project, a San Francisco coalition of musicians and scientists who pen compositions based on climate data, things kick off during the …

Climate Change

Destigmatising mental health: the challenge briefs for Do it Day 2017

Do It Day, the event that sees The Drum bring together the creative marketing community around the world, aims to change the world in a day each year.<p>…

Mental Disorders

Creating marketing to battle mental health stigmas: The Do It Day 2017 Liveblog

Welcome to The Drum's Liveblog for this year's Do It Day, which will cover the goings on during the hack day in October and at the event itself in …

Mental Disorders

DCB Innovation Carnival Hackathon - An Initiative Towards Development Of Financial Technology

The year 2017 has been rightly termed as 'The year of Transformation' in financial services. A step in this direction will be increased collaboration …

FinTech

17-Year-Old Tech Phenom Develops Apps that Address Social Problems

We’ve been swamped here at Black Enterprise preparing for BE Smart Hackathon 3.0, held this year for the first time just prior to the Black …

Capital One

Database for lost dogs wins best in show at blockchain hackathon

A team that proposed a blockchain solution to the issues with pet identity and health records was named overall winner at the Blockchain for Good …

Bitcoin

Tips for Participating in a 24-Hour Hackathon

I just returned from a 24-hour hackathon sleepy, red-eyed, tired, exhausted, and yet writing this post. You know why? Because I skipped it the last …

DevOps

Building 10 non

This past weekend, a few of my colleagues and I participated in Out in Tech‘s Digital Corps hackathon in NYC. Along with about fifty other …

LGBTQ

The Future Of Work: HR Hackathons Improve The Candidate And Employee Experience

The rate and pace of digital transformation is impacting all business functions. HR is at the center of this as digital disruption and is inventing new ways to recruit and engage talent.<p>Marty Libbert, executive vice president of global technology and operations, MetLife says his company’s emphasis …

Education

Marimekko Design Hackathon Explores Virtual Reality for Textiles

The Finnish design house hosts AR/VR competition young designers during Helsinki Design Week<p>Photographs by<p>Finnish design house Marimekko—which got its start in 1951—is synonymous with a postwar spirit: freedom, independence, and pure national pride. Its company history is wholly intertwined with …

Virtual Reality

Vistara Launches Hackathon In Partnership With IncubateIND

‘Vistara Hackathon’ is aimed at encouraging the young minds and draw participation from across the country to create innovative solutions that will …

Innovation

Hackathon inspires health monitoring tech for paraplegic children

<b>An internal competition at IBM in the UK has led to technology that could potentially improve the quality of life for very young children with</b> …

Engineering

TfL hackathon showed data can keep transport running and people safe

<b>Sponsored</b> Analytics is about the journey AND destinationIf software is eating the world, then hackathons are its fast-food restaurants. Groups of …

Machine Learning

MythQuiz builds Alexa tutor at Disrupt Hackathon

Most people use Amazon’s Alexa to answer their questions, but what about using it to test what you already know?<p>That’s the idea behind MythQuiz, an audio flashcard platform. It was created by physical therapy student Lacey Hineman and her father, engineer Francis Hineman at TechCrunch Disrupt’s …

Disrupt NY

Disaster relief hacks dominate the stage at the Disrupt SF 2017 Hackathon

At the Disrupt SF 2017 Hackathon, a massive swath of the 102 companies that took the stage on Sunday presented hacks with disaster relief in mind. From ResQme to ResQMi to RescueMe, if you can think of a phrase with the word “rescue” in it, it probably showed up on stage among the roughly 30 …

Hurricane Harvey

Odis brings Alexa voice commands to music production

The home studio has arguably revolutionized the music industry more than any other single element. Sessions that once required devoted space and tens of thousands of dollars can now be recorded solo in the comfort of one’s own home. Of course, the downside of bedroom recording is that there’s often …

Technology

Meet the Smart Digital Energy Solution That Could Blow Up Solar Coins

<b>The winning team of the Smart Energy Hackathon in Bangkok last week developed a new digital solution for claiming solar coins.</b><p><b>More About the Smart</b> …

Seattle Looks to Tech to Make Life Better for Aging Citizens

To make life easier for citizens who face challenges connected to aging and accessibility, Seattle is turning to civic tech.The city will host a …

Government Technology

Why you should be at the Disrupt SF Hackathon

The hackathon at Disrupt SF 2017 is so close we can almost taste it. Soon, thousands of investors, founders and tech enthusiasts will flock to San Francisco’s Pier 48 for the best startup show in the Bay Area.<p>We’re thrilled to announce that the next wave of tickets to the hackathon is available, …

Startups

Netflix employees created a vending machine concept for developing markets

During a recent Hack Day at Netflix, one group of employees designed something that sounds totally counterintuitive, but actually could be genius.<p>The Netflix Kiosk was built to address the challenge of users in developing markets where credit cards and high-speed bandwidth can be in limited supply. …

Netflix

Bankwest employees trial wearable contactless payments tech

Bankwest has begun a “toe in the water trial” of wearable payments.

Banking

Third round of Disrupt SF Hackathon tickets now available

Miss out on the first two rounds of tickets to the hackathon at Disrupt SF 2017? Don’t fret.<p>Today, we’re releasing a new batch of hackathon tickets, so everyone out there who has been waiting to get tickets to the best hackathon in San Francisco can get in on the action. You can get your tickets …

Startups

IDG Contributor Network: Why every IT department should compete in a Hackathon

Every IT department is trying to move from a slow moving operation to a fast, agile and finely tuned machine. It is very easy to write up a new …

Project Management

Netflix develops Morse code search option

What happens when Netflix gives its staff two days to hack the platform and create innovative (and often unnecessary) variations on the streaming …

Raspberry Pi