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!
Flashback to August 1-2nd of 2015. That was the first time we met Obed and Tope, the creators of SocialCapital. The product was born at Capital One’s SmallBizDev hackathon in San Francisco, and from that moment these guys have been (as people keep saying about them) killing it. We talked to Tope about their journey from hackathon project, to HACKcelerator grads, to TechStars.
Check it out, and stayed tuned to SocialCapital, they’ve got great stuff in the works!
We are super stoked to be announcing our venue for our first hackathon in Ramallah! Drum roll please! Yamsafer has graciously donated their space for us all to use on May 13th - 14th! Let’s join Kanye in give them a round of applause for being awesome!
Amazon Web Services
Prize: $100 in AWS Credits per person through AWS Activate and
Our 9th Global Hackathon Series has begun, but let's take a step back and look at what went down during last year's 8th AngelHack Series!
So you may have heard of this past weekend’s #HackTheBern hackathon by now. We knew what we were taking on when we started this initiative, but we didn’t know how viral it would end up going. But more on that later, let’s dive right into the winning project, cause this could be a game changer (it’s gonna be used this Wednesday out in the field!).
Meet Bernie 360.
Visualize it. You, amongst the masses in the middle of a Bernie Sanders rally. You see Bernie up there in the front, then you turn around and see the crowd behind you. Then, you take off the VR goggles and relax on your couch, thinking about what you just saw.
Here at AngelHack, we are always stoked to be working with global sponsors. It gives everyone around the world the chance to work with the same resources and tools! So we get to see a boat load of dope innovative tech coming from all corners of the globe!
This is why we love hackathons. Just when you least expect it, an amazing team creates an idea that can not only make the world a better place for all - but uses awesome technology and innovation to do so.
We’re seeing a trend of developers looking to make social impact with their skills, which is why this year, we’re excited to announce the Code 4 Impact Award during our 9th Global Hackathon Series.
You can learn more about that award and the awesome prize here. In the meantime - we’re sharing projects that inspire us, in the spirit of the Code 4 Impact Award. Our latest inspiration? Team nest.id from the Realex Payments Hackathon. Learn more about this dream team below!
Last Friday and Saturday, Madison and Rachel from the AngelHack team were in London with the Realex Payments team helping throw one of the most fun and creative hackathons London has seen. The crew took over Impact Hub King’s Cross, and rocked the venue for the 18-hour hackathon focused on implementing the awesome partner mobile SDKs into a hack built around Realex’s easy-to-use mobile payment libraries.