There's been an incredible amount of entrants into the Code4Impact grand prize competition. And one that stands out is Heartfleet, who rocked AngelHack Manhattan and are in the running for entrance into the HACKcelerator program this fall. Let's meet them!
It's time to meet another contender for the Code4Impact Grand Prize - entrance into the HACKcelerator. Meet Owen Leddy, who created his project solo and guided it to success and AngelHack Los Angeles 2016. We chatted with him about his project, the hackathon, and what he's planning for the future.
Hackathons draw in a ton of developers (obviously), but designers come in droves as well. And are equally as important to the success of the team. 'Cause we all know a brilliantly engineered project in the back-end, falls apart if the front-end looks like garbage. Well our friends at CoastalCreative.com created a beautiful infographic to help designers know what's BIG in design trends for 2016. Check it out and be inspired for your next hack!
This is the first year of Code For A Cause's (AngelHack's Non-Profit branch) Code 4 Impact challenge during our Global Hackathon Series, and with 27 submissions at the half-way point of our Series, I'd say it's going well. Let's meet the Washington DC event winners, 911 Beacon.
We at AngelHack consider ourselves pretty close. We might all be working remotely, but through working hackathons together and team retreats (and Slacking each other all day, 'err day), we've gotten to know pretty much all our coworkers on a personal basis. But I wanted to take it a step further, and ask what inspires my team mates. Specifically, "What book inspires you?".
It was a busy weekend in San Francisco, especially since it was the weekend of the legendary (and messy) Bay to Breakers race. At first, we were worried. Would we get attendees to show up to a 3-day hackathon on this particular weekend, when they could be running through the streets of San Francisco in random costumes? Just in case, we made sure to have superhero capes at the ready…. and the answer was, YES!
Entering the 2nd week of AngelHack, we still have more than half of the events scheduled, including workshops, founder talks, and the Hackathon. You are invited to join us.
AngelHack is the world’s largest and most diverse global hacker community, helping to drive open innovation of tech products, platforms and brands with extraordinary smarts, scale and speed.
Winning teams will be accepted to AngelHack’sHACKcelerator program, which connects ambitious developers with thought leaders and experienced entrepreneurs to help them become more versatile and create fundable start-ups.
All events are now FREE to attend!!
Special event highlights include:
18th May Wednesday: HOW TO USE OPEN SOURCE PROJECTS TO POWER YOUR WEB APPLICATION (optional)
Venue: KB114, Main Campus, The University of Hong Kong , Pok Fu Lam
Event link: http://bit.ly/ahhk-open-source
19th May Thursday: MOBILE APPS: AN INTRO TO DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT OPTIONS (optional)
Venue: Metta, 21/F, California Tower 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
Event link: http://bit.ly/ahhk-mobile-apps-2
20th May Friday: ANGELHACK X MINDFUND PRESENTS: JAAN TALINN, CO-FOUNDER OF SKYPE (optional)
Venue: LT-1, 4/F, City University of Hong Kong - 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
AngelHack X Mind Fund presents: Jaan Tallinn, Co-Founder of Skype
Date: 21–22 May 2016
Time: 9am — 6pm (24-hour hackathon)
Multi-purpose Room A, B & C,
The City University of Hong Kong,
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Thanks to our sponsors in making this happen.
To quote Wikipedia, every college student’s savior, “A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development and hardware development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects.”
What do you know about Wacom? A few of you, especially the more hardware/artistically inclined, probably know a bit. But we’re thinking a lot of you have no idea. Well, we’re excited to be giving them the platform to help change that, ‘cause what their tech can do to take your hacks to the next level is BIG!