55 Upcoming Hackathons: Civic, Music, Photos and Robotics

Kin Lane, February 23rd, 2012

Hackathons are a fast growing phenomenom where developers come together, usually in short periods up to 72 hours to submit ideas, form teams and hack together applications, data visualizations and sometimes form business models around their ideas. ProgrammableWeb is tracking 55 hackathons coming in the next couple weeks all around the world.

Here is the complete list of 55 upcoming hackathons:

If we missed your event, make sure and submit below as a comment and we’ll include it next week.

For those that are new to the hackathon space, these events are not intended to perform illegal activities around computer networks. Software developers widely see hacking as a quick and dirty programming solution to a problem.  It is NOT about gaining access to other networks, which is a definition widely publicized by the media and hollywood.  Among the developer community, it is mean to be a positive term that drives innovation among developers.

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4 Responses to “55 Upcoming Hackathons: Civic, Music, Photos and Robotics”

March 4th, 2012
at 4:59 pm
Comment by: Anthony Alvarez

We’re very excited to announce our first Hackerz Nation – Hackathon Circus in Atlanta, Georgia on May 11-13, 2012!

March 4th, 2012
at 5:44 pm
Comment by: Kin Lane

I will make sure it gets added to the list.

March 4th, 2012
at 11:39 pm
Comment by: Boris Mann

White Day Hackathon, March 10th (http://hackwhiteday.eventbrite.com/) and HackDays Vancouver aka HackVAN (http://hackvan2012.eventbrite.com). So much interest in this — lots of non-developers showing up and wanting to participate, too.

May 24th, 2012
at 11:47 am
Comment by: Shannon Burgdorf

STL Hackathon July 28-29 in St. Louis, MO http://stlhackathon.com/Default.aspx

All participants will receive a free iPad 3 at the awarding ceremony and the winner or winning team will walk away as partner in new tech company with initial funding of $10,000.

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