Together with premier sponsors Norton Healthcare, Neustar Technologies and Humana, Inc., Louisville Metro Government and Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce, will host a Code Red White & Blue Hack-a-Thon in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 11 as part of an ongoing search for new talent in Louisville’s burgeoning IT sector, which consistently offers up to 1,000 available jobs.
Hack-a-Thons, which are increasingly gaining traction throughout the country, provide a unique day-long opportunity for IT professionals to come together directly with communities and companies in search of their services. The event provides tech designers, developers and entrepreneurs with community challenges and the coordinating available government data so that both teams (of up to five) and individuals can develop new and innovative technology-based solutions.
Ideas and executions are judged and participants are awarded for the most innovative apps or new software design and development. The Code Red White & Blue Hack-a-Thon will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place with cash and prizes totaling $10,000. Areas of focus can include health care, education, food, energy and the environment.
“We are looking forward to an exciting day of meeting highly skilled and energized professionals,” said GLI Executive Vice President, Community & Economic Development, Eileen Pickett, “as well as identifying some terrific new state-of-the-art solutions for challenges facing communities. This Hack-a-Thon will be working for us on a number of levels.” read more...