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Hey, hackers: Here’s your chance to build apps that solve government challenges

Hackers, coders, designers and entrepreneurs with a passion to create technologies that can fix civic issues are invited to “Hack for Change,” events happening in more than 100 cities this weekend as part of the second-ever National Day of Civic Hacking. Code for Seattle is hosting the Emerald City’s event on Saturday. Some project proposals already include environmental… Read More

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Meet Sidebar: Student programmer creates popular Android app at CodeDay Seattle

We’re pretty geeky up here in the Pacific Northwest. With messenger bags full of the latest Windows gear and too many new startups to count, we’re in no short supply of tech gurus. So it’s no surprise that in Seattle we have StudentRND preparing high school techies for the real world that awaits them. StudentRND’s multi-annual CodeDay hackathon took… Read More

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Data hack that helps soccer clubs prevent injuries wins top prize at Sports Hack Day

A game that combines fantasy baseball and Monopoly. A project that identifies soccer teams that are suffering from missing players due to preventable injuries. A website called SuperBowlDrinkingGame.com.  Sunday’s conclusion of the first-ever Sports Hack Day certainly reinforced a simple fact: infinite opportunities exist at the crossover between sports and technology.  More than 20 groups demoed their sporty-geeky-techie apps… Read More

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‘Sports Hack Day’ Diary: Pitching ideas, picking teams and getting started on a football ‘PED or Not’ app

SEATTLE — Ready, set, hack. Just 12 hours after kickoff and we’re well underway at Sports Hack Day. I’m here at the HUB Seattle documenting my first-ever hackathon experience and am already realizing what a melting pot of wicked smart ideas these things are. We got started Friday night with a keynote from Vantage CTO Cameron Tangney and… Read More

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Let’s get ready to rumble: Join me this weekend for my first-ever hackathon adventure

I’m part nervous, a little excited and honestly, a bit scared. My first hackathon experience, which I’m going to document on GeekWire, commences Friday night. Two nights before Sunday’s Super Bowl, developers and designers will come together at the downtown HUB Seattle for a unique weekend-long, sports-themed hackathon called Sports HackDay. Hackers will compete for two main… Read More

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Sports Hack Day: A 48-hour sports-themed hackathon during Super Bowl weekend

While most people will spend Super Bowl Sunday sitting on their couches, a group of hackers, data crunchers and sports fans will be doing something a little bit different in Seattle. Two nights before the Feb. 3 Super Bowl, developers and designers will come together for a unique weekend-long, sports-themed hackathon called Sports HackDay that culminates… Read More