Seoul To Host Huge International Hackathon - 2000 expected to attend

The Seoul Metro Government is teaming up with Global Hackathon to host the first international city¬-backed Hackathon — expected to be the largest ever. The event will take place from July 29 – August 1, 2015, at the COEX Convention & Exhibition Center in Seoul’s Gangnam district.

And the Mayor of Seoul invites you to hack in South Korea. Flights and accommodation are paid for but there will be a modest event fee to participate.

The growing wave of startups and entrepreneurs in Seoul has attracted...

By steve, 13 April 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

London Has the Top Hackers in The World – More than Silicon Valley

In a recent Venturebeat article titled: Data: Best programming talent in the world is not in California - London came out on top in terms of having the most top-ranked Stack Overflow users which translate to the top hackers in the world.

If you had to name the best place in the world to find top programmer talent, you'd probably say California, right? But we recently found some compelling data that shows that’s not the case. In fact, not only does California not rank as the top U.S. state for programming...

By steve, 13 April 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

Dubai Internet City Hosts First Successful Social Impact Hackathon In Dubai

Dubai Internet City ( DIC ), the MENA region's largest ICT hub, was the headline partner for HackaMENA, the first social impact hackathon in the region, held from 2-4 April at in5, the innovation centre launched by DIC . The event was organised by The D. GmbH, a youth-driven digital development company that provides smart and innovative tech solutions.

HackaMENA gathered over 70 attendees who flew in from Algeria, Tunisia, Palestine, Jordan, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The participants formed teams...

By steve, 13 April 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

Hack The Rails: Bloomberg Backs Europe’s First Rail-Based Hackathon

On Friday March 27th, 40 of the best developers, designers and entrepreneurial brains from across Europe will climb aboard HackTrain – Europe’s first train travel-focused hackathon – for a unique and inspiring three-day journey,  powered by Bloomberg.

Departing from London’s King’s Cross on Friday 27 March, HackTrain will travel through four major UK cities home to tech clusters, transport hubs, co-working spaces and market makers in the startup ecosystem.

At the first stop in London, leading rail executives...

By steve, 27 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

Apple Watch Hackathons in May - San Francisco and Prague

STRV, a full service mobile and digital agency, will host its first public Apple Watch "Hack-a-Thon" Saturday, May 9 in Prague, Czech Republic, followed up by May 23, at its offices in San Francisco, CA.   The events are being hosted in order to come up with innovative app ideas for the Apple Watch. The events, part of the new STRV Labs research platform, will closely follow the highly anticipated April 24 release of Apple's new Apple Watch, which was announced last week.

"Hackathons are about ideas," says STRV CEO, David...

By steve, 27 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon, wearables.

Urban Data Hack to Kick Off in Belfast, Saturday 25th April

Urban DataHack, set to kick off in Belfast, Northern Ireland Saturday 25th April is a data-driven Hackathon which revolves around data analysis and visualisation with the aim of improving public services in the Belfast area.

This event will give like-minded individuals the opportunity to use big data and analytics technologies to build innovative applications, create elegant visualisations and expose game changing trends on data driving the people, workforce and education of Belfast. Run in partnership with...

By steve, 27 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

Texans to Host One Million Dollar Bitcoin Hackathon In Austin

The Texas Bitcoin Association has announced they will be hosting the second Texas Bitcoin Conference March 27-29, 2015, a technological summit to showcase new developments that support Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and its proliferation.

The conference will include the Bitcoin 2.0 Million Dollar Hackathon, where teams will compete for more than $1 million in prizes and contracts. Organizers will also release their call for papers that focus on greater technological information about Bitcoin.

“The 1st Texas Bitcoin...

By steve, 27 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

UK Government To Host Cyber Security Hackathon

The Accelerator Network, which brings together business support services for high-growth tech companies, is working with the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to bring together 50 of the UK’s brightest young cyber-security minds to tackle critical cyber security issues.   The three-day ‘hackathon’ will pool collective talent drawn from the UK’s thirteen universities which have been identified as Academic Centres of Excellence in cybersecurity research.

The event will take place in June 2015...

By steve, 27 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

Mastercard’s $100,000 Mastersofcode Global Hackathon In Full Swing

Mastercard’s MastersofCode Global Hackathon series for $100,000 in prizes is now on tour having completed two of the planned 10 events in Sydney, Australia, February 7-8, 2015, Hong Kong, March 21-22, 2015.

So there’s still plenty of time for Hackers to sign up for the future events the tour continues over the summer and autumn of 2015 around the world!

Sponsored and hosted by MasterCard, the Masters of Code competition features regional weekend-long events that will bring together the world’s top developers,...

By steve, 27 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

USD $10,000 in Prizes for Best Hackathon Project at LAUNCH Festival

To help support the startup community and underscore the power of a great domain name, the company behind the new Internet domain name extension ".CLUB" is awarding $10,000 in prizes to an entrant of this year's LAUNCH Hackathon taking place February 27 - March 1, 2015 in San Francisco. CLUB is offering every LAUNCH Hackathon participant a free .CLUB domain name from GoDaddy, and any teams that choose to use a .CLUB domain name for their LAUNCH Hackathon project are automatically eligible to win the...

By steve, 26 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

Facebook F8 Developer Conference Kicks Off Today

Facebook is gearing up for its much awaited F8 Developer Conference due to begin today (10:00 am PST) at the Ford Mason Center in San Francisco. The 2015 conference will be held for two days this year until March 26. 

The conference will launch with a keynote by Mark Zuckerberg and end at 5:30 PM tonight followed by a party. Tomorrow will end at the same time will be followed by the traditional eight-hour “Hackathon” – Facebook’s hacking-marathon, which brings developers and programmers together to develop...

By steve, 25 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

Singaporean Bank Running Blockchain Hackathon

DSB Bank, previously known as The Development Bank of Singapore Limited, has just announced they are putting a blockchain hackathon sponsored by IBM.

Dubbed the DBS Blockchain Hack, the event will take place starting May 8, 8:30am to May 9, 8:00pm, at BASH@Blk79, Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore.

Interestingly, the main sponsor of the event is IBM while partners include Startupbootcamp, Infocomm Investments, Coin Republic, and Ideator. The weird thing is - blockchains are the underlying methodology and...

By steve, 25 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

US Government Energy Department Launches World's Largest Virtual #Hackathon to Build the Next Big Solar Software Solutions

The US Government's Energy Department's SunShot Initiative has just announced the launch of the largest-of-its-kind, 60-day online hackathon to quickly build prototype solutions and products that address barriers to greater solar energy deployment and drive down the costs of solar energy.

The SunShot Catalyst TopCoder Challenge, found at the TopCoder website, is expected to be one of the world's largest ever hackathons online with organisers predicting that approximately 700,000 coders, developers, and data...

By steve, 20 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

Uber Opens Doors Wide Open for 3rd Party Developers - Launches Virtual Hackathon

Uber has been letting developers half in the door for over a year now, letting them do small things like call a car to take you home from work that you just looked up on different apps, but it was always a direct link to the Uber App. But now the door has been swung wide open by Uber -  allowing for full and deep integration of their technology into third party applications.

With the recent announcement opening up a Request API endpoint, which essentially allows any app to make a call to Uber, even if you...

By steve, 19 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

NBCU and Comcast tackle immersive entertainment in #Hackathon in Orlando

NBCU and Comcast to hack Immersive Entertainment at Disneyworld at the third Comcast NBCUniversal Hackathon in Orlando, Florida on March 28-29, 2015.

With the theme of Smart, Dynamic, Immersive Entertainment Driven by Technology,” local hackers will be challenged to use hardware, software and content to explore immersive entertainment for Universal Theme Parks & Resorts, Telemundo and Golf Channel’s GolfNow.

They will have access and be able to use technologies and concepts ranging from virtual reality to...

By steve, 19 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.