Hackathons

Cyber-Archaeology Virtual Reality Hackathon | Computer Science and Engineering

Organized by the student-run Virtual Reality Club at UC San Diego with support from the Qualcomm Institute-based Center for Cyber-Archaeology and …

Virtual Reality

Smart India Hackathon 2017: 10,000 students to develop digital solutions

Real-time monitoring of teachers’ attendance and GPS mapping of schools in rural areas could soon be a reality.<p>About 10,000 engineering and …

Innovation

Watch Workflow’s original pitch in 2014

Workflow, the well liked automation app that Apple just picked up through an acquisition, got its start in 2014 at a hackathon in Michigan, of all places.<p>Nick Frey, Conrad Kramer, Veeral Patel, and Ari Weinstein built the app in January 2014, for a Major League Hacking student member hackathon …

Workflow

So, you’re new to hackathons.

How to prepare and what to expect<p>A hackathon is an event where people from all kinds of backgrounds (not just Software/Computer Science students) …

Programming

Open Labs leads 48-hour hackathon for good

The local hackerspace in Tirana, Albania might be small, but they make up for size in spirit. During the weekend of March 18-19, 2017, the Open Labs …

Open Source Movement

How I survived my very first hackathon (and why you can, too)

<i>This is a guest post in partnership with Code for Philly, in advance of its Community Engagement Launchpad that kicks off this Friday. RSVP here.</i><p>At …

Inside a hackathon: 36 hours to build a financial app

A couple of weeks ago, I attended my first “fintech hackathon.” With my focus on public policy and business, this was a rare opportunity for me to …

FinTech

WebVR and AFrame Bringing VR to Web at the Virtuleap Hackathon

Imagine an online application that lets city planners walk through three-dimensional virtual versions of proposed projects, or a math program that …

Virtual Reality

This 23-Year-Old Created The World's First Hackathon 40,000 Feet In The Sky

You’re 40,000 feet above sea level, going 564 miles per hour, with 32 of the best minds from across Asia. Your goal? Revolutionize the travel tech industry.<p>Are you in?<p>That’s the question Hack Horizon co-founder and entrepreneur Kostadin Kolev is asking; to take part in the first travel tech …

Innovation

How a hackathon can encourage your employees to innovate

Everyone in business has heard the expression that if you’re not disrupting your market, someone else will soon be disrupting you. But this raw challenge doesn’t help most leaders understand how they’re supposed to get started in the creative-destruction business.<p>But Steven Stein has figured it …

Innovation

'No All Nighters' And Other Uncommon Tips For Running A Successful Hackathon

I’ve organized, participated in, and sponsored hackathons for the past 5 years — they’ve ranged from being wonderfully memorable to feeling like the 3rd circle of hell. Having just organized Video Hack Day this past weekend here in NYC (the third time I’ve organized this event), I thought I’d lay …

Hacking

How Important is Open Data to Fintech?

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s largest, most influential securities regulator said open access to data is essential to developing financial tech …

FinTech

Innovating the customer experience in national parks

Rick DeLappe, the project manager for Recreation.gov, discusses redesigning the user experience and the Recreation Information Database.<p><b>Rick DeLappe</b> …

Customer Experience

10,000 kms, 80 hours, 32 participants, 2 cities. Apply for Hack Horizon to change the face of travel tech.

We all love hackathons, don’t we? What is not to like about them? Some of the best minds come together to race against the clock and build products …

Innovation

Girls in Tech holds its first global Hacking for Humanity event

Girls in Tech, the San Francisco-based nonprofit that promotes girls and women in technology jobs, kicked off a global series of hackathons with its first event in Melbourne, Australia.<p>Dubbed Hacking for Humanity, the events give women-led teams a few days to create prototypes for technology that …

How hack days can build a strong team for your business

Are you an SME owner looking for fun and creative ways to start, develop or grow your company? Look no further than a hack day.<p>Imagine a room full of creative thinkers and technical experts dreaming up big ideas and attempting to make them a reality.<p>That’s a hack day – an event where people get …

Business (UK)

Code for Philly is reinventing the hackathon model

Rushing through buggy demos in pizza-fueled crazes was not cutting it for <b>Code for Philly</b>.So when time rolled around for the <b>City as a Service …

How the hacking culture is changing the face of healthcare

Hacking groups have been around as long as technology. The word hacking might bring up thoughts of those nefarious characters trying to steal your …

Health Care

Conflict, Research and Money: The Keys To A Winning Hackathon Pitch

After spending a weekend in Reno at the J-School Hackathon, I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel that is a semester in the Reese News …

Journalism

Oklahoma Business Owners to Benefit From Problem-Solving Hackathon

Get ready for 'HackON: A Small Business Accelerator,' aimed to strengthen area's entrepreneurial ecosystem.<p>Say hello to a hackathon that aims to solve business’ problems while strengthening the local community and entrepreneurial ecosystem—no coding experience required.<p>HackOn: A Small Business …

Small Business

BFI Hosts F-Rated IMDb Hackathon to Highlight Women’s Representation in Film

Now this is a ratings system we can get behind. Originally created by Bath Film Festival director Holly Tarquini, an F-Rating indicates whether a …

Movies

What Chatbots and Hackathons Can Teach J-Schoolers About the Future of Journalism

If you would have asked me two weeks ago how a chatbot operated (or even just what it was), what it is like pitching a startup company in front of a …

Journalism

Relive the 4th Annual J-School Hackathon at Nevada with Coverage, Photos, Storify

Chatbots are being used to deliver the news, track your finances and even work as lawyers.At the 4th Annual Journalism School Hackathon at the …

Journalism

What I Learned By 'Hacking' Chatbots

I’ve never been to a Hackathon.<p>I’ve never pitched a startup idea to potential investors.<p>Last weekend I got to do both.<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>MediaShift and the …

Journalism

Canadian regulator says open data essential to fintech

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's largest, most influential securities regulator said open access to data is essential to developing financial tech solutions using innovative technology such as blockchain, in a white paper published on Monday.<p>The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) paper was the product …

FinTech

Abortion Access Hackathon Moves Fast, Breaks Patriarchy

“If you have not done a lot of tweeting about abortion before, you’re in for it,” Bay Area journalist Andrea Grimes said in her opening remarks to …

Abortion

Techies team up for abortion access hackathon - Mar. 6, 2017

The women behind the Women's March on Washington<p>Hackathons in Silicon Valley are hardly a novel concept. But one this weekend focused on "hacking" something unexpected: abortion access.<p>More than 200 engineers, designers and activists gathered in San Francisco for the second annual Abortion Access …

Silicon Valley

Stupid Hackathon celebrates terrible tech with eyeball pong, a robot porn addict, and more

Stupid Hackathon (short for Stupid Shit No One Needs & Terrible Ideas Hackathon) is a consistently brilliant one-day event in which people play around with technology, beer, and fast food to create gadgets and apps with <i>absolutely no value whatsoever</i>.<p>The whole thing has been running since 2013 and …

These Coders Are Fighting to Protect Abortion Rights Under President Trump

Hackathons usually aim to develop the next big app or fix a tricky tech problem — but this weekend, coders will stay up all night to tackle a …

Women's Rights

Coming to SXSW? Then join the “Do More with Email!” Hackathon!

Coming to Austin for SXSW? If so, join us on Thursday, March 9th for the <b>Do More with Email!</b> <b>Hackathon</b> presented by Sendgrid and Context.IO! Email is …

CRM