Hackathon Theme (Hackathon Edventures Series)

It is very likely that your hackathon will have a theme. Very early in the planning process you will want to think about what the theme will be. It’s possible that the theme will tie into your hackathon goals. You should use the theme to guide developers to create the kinds of solutions you want…

Hackathon Goals (Hackathon Edventures Series)

What do you want or need to get out of a hackathon? Defining your goals in the beginning will help inform your decision-making later on the planning process. Additionally, thinking about the overall goals will help you determine if a hackathon is the right action for you to take. It’s possible that a tech talk,…

New Blog Series: Hackathon Edventures

Hi there, I’m Ed. I want to take a quick post to introduce myself and talk a new blog series that I’ll be posting here. This post is meant to give you some insight into my background and influences to help explain some assumptions I’ve made (intentionally or unintentionally) throughout this series. I have been…

Register now for Wowzapp 2012!!

Be part of the app revolution Join thousands of developers worldwide, November 9-11, 2012, for Wowzapp the worldwide hackathon for Windows and build apps for the next generation of Windows. There will be dozens of event venues from college campuses to Microsoft offices, all buzzing with energy, music, free food and more. New venues being…

Apps4VA Hackathons

On October 19-20, Apps4VA will host a series of hackathons across Virginia that challenges participants to create apps that improve education using this data catalog. There will be 5 locations hosting the hackathons: Arlington: Uber Offices, Register here Blacksburg: Virginia Tech Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology: ICAT STUDIOne, Register here Charlottesville: Hack CVille, Register…

Windows 8 Hackathon @ Duke

On Friday I’ll be at Duke University in Durham, NC to run a 24-hour Windows Hackathon. Here are all the details: Our Hackathon is an open Windows 8 code fest. Code to your heart’s content and get familiar with all of the great Windows 8 features. It’s the perfect opportunity to get your dream application…

Windows 8 DevCamps and Hackathons: July – September

I’m happy to pass along word that a new series of Windows 8 developer events are coming soon! These are special two-day events, with a DevCamp on day one featuring a full day of sessions plus an InstallFest, followed on day two by a Hackathon with Lightning Talks where you can bring app ideas to…

Announcing Metro Friday Hackathons!

Join us on three Fridays in May for Metro Friday Hackathons. We simply want to provide you with an event where you can sit around and co-work on your projects with specific goals in mind. Bring a computer and ideas. What: Hackathon for Metro Styled Apps on Win8 or Windows Phone When: 10am – 4pm,…