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Optimism 2.0: The Rise of Values-Driven Tech

Liz Anderson | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Liz Anderson

I'm hopeful that the next generation of technology leaders will course-correct; focusing their considerable brainpower on tackling the world's most complex social and environmental challenges with correspondingly complex innovations.

Something Is Happening: Basic Income Create-a-Thons Are Here

Scott Santens | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Scott Santens

Something is happening in San Francisco. Perhaps someday we will look back and call it an epicenter of the 21st century.

In Finland, Big Businesses Get Scrappy with Startups

Erica Swallow | Posted 11.17.2015 | Technology
Erica Swallow

In the old factory district of Helsinki, Finland, in a 4,000-square-foot electric power plant known simply as Kattilahalli ("boiler hall"), more than 500 developers and creatives gathered for the largest hackathon ever held in the Nordics.

Designing Prosthetics That Give Female Veterans Confidence

Shelley Zalis | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Shelley Zalis

Over the past decade, the aftermath of military combat in Iraq and Afghanistan has seen an increase in the number of veteran amputees. Female veterans face additional challenges as standard prosthetics tend to be ill suited for their bodies, which are naturally narrower at the shoulder and wider at the hips.

The Biggest Hack At The Congressional Hackathon Is Bipartisan Comity

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 10.23.2015 | Technology

Four years after the First Congressional Hackathon took place in Washington, D.C., the most impressive "hack" Friday was a showing of bipartisanship ...

A Neophyte's Guide to Hackathons

Bill Donius | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Bill Donius

I decided to take part in a hackathon recently to see what was causing all the buzz in the business world. I also developed a primer for hackathon neophytes, along with reasons why you should give this latest problem-solving methodology a try.

Knowledge Gaps at PennApps: Why Everyone Should Strive to Feel Completely Inept Every Once in a While

Niyathi Chakrapani | Posted 09.24.2015 | Technology
Niyathi Chakrapani

I stared the future in the face, and only because I was willing to feel incompetent. I was willing not to be the smartest person in the room. I was willing to learn.

I've Been Hacked

Matthew Friend | Posted 09.15.2015 | Teen
Matthew Friend

I learned a lot at the PennApps hackathon. Sitting in on several talks, meeting hundreds of new people and gaining great inspiration, my first hackathon is an experience that I will never forget.

Investing in the Transformative Power of a Mobile Generation

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Ariel Smilowitz

It is crucial that we communicate, engage, and empower youth through a medium they not only understand, but also have almost universal access to, so that they can truly transform their own lives and the lives of those around them.

VR Hackathons: Carving a Path Towards Gender Equality

Sophia Dominguez | Posted 07.15.2015 | Technology
Sophia Dominguez

This past weekend, I attended the first VR hackathon in New York. Not knowing what to expect, I thought it would be a good idea to read about people's experiences at hackathons to help me prepare.

Mississippi at the Crossroads of History

Mike Green | Posted 07.01.2015 | Technology
Mike Green

It's surreal to be in the south during this time in history. The hot, humid muggy Mississippi weather today was interrupted momentarily by a ferocious thunderstorm that flashed and rumbled over the Capital City, dumping buckets of warm rain in its hurry to race through the region.

4 Ways Makers Are Changing the World

Tae Yoo | Posted 08.05.2015 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Hackathons, tech shops, makerspaces: These terms are increasingly prevalent in today's vernacular, and for good reason. They represent a burgeoning global movement with people of all ages developing, designing, and often marketing their creations.

Top 50 Non-Technical Founders in Technology

Blake McCammon | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Blake McCammon

Whether you're the VP of Finance at a major bank, or you're a student; if you have a dream, determination, and passion you too can start a business and build a tech product without having any knowledge of code.

All Monetization, No 'Ums' at Orange County's Startup Weekend

Andre Bourque | Posted 05.30.2015 | Los Angeles
Andre Bourque

Five teams competed in Orange County this past weekend. Particularly notable in this Southern California version of a San Francisco hackathon was a focus on product viability. Teams were here to build a product to sell, not merely to produce an idea without a market.

Are Hackathons Changing the Way We Do Business?

Kira Makagon | Posted 05.19.2015 | Technology
Kira Makagon

The experience of a hackathon illustrates how entrepreneurship has become much more dynamic, fluid, and integrated. The climate is ripe for innovation, as there lots of opportunities to try things out, fail fast, collaborate, learn, and try again.

Coding: The Next Superpower

Amrita Venkatraman | Posted 04.27.2015 | Technology
Amrita Venkatraman

At the end of the hackathon, you don't feel as though you just did a giant research paper, but more like an artist finishing a masterpiece. There is no feeling like it.

A Clash of Codes: Hack UCSC 2015

Dieter Holger | Posted 03.14.2015 | College
Dieter Holger

The staffers at the registration desk of HACK UCSC 2015 looked frantic. A line of hopeful students stretched out at least one hundred feet. Hack UCSC 2015's turnout blew expectations -- especially considering it was only the second incarnation of the competition.

The Real Reason Girls Don't Like to Code

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 01.26.2015 | Technology
Lisa Abeyta

I don't believe that girls are turned off by STEM because it's hard or simply because girls think they're bad at math. Girls aren't wimps or wilting flowers; they don't shrink from challenges just because something isn't a strength. We, as a culture, just aren't doing a very good job of selling tech to girls.

Texas Hackers to Fight Ebola, Fire and Water Contamination With African SMS

Maya Horgan | Posted 12.30.2014 | Impact
Maya Horgan

Your mobile phone can save a thousand lives. And now, through Developers Doing Development, Michael Henderson and Scott Akers are using SMS automation to combat issues of infrastructure and disease.

Five Ways Tech Companies Can Be More Family Friendly

Kelli Newman | Posted 12.29.2014 | Business
Kelli Newman

In honor of National Work and Family Month, the following are five suggestions for how tech companies can be more inclusive of workers with family obligations and, in the process, do a better job recruiting and retaining talented women.

How Hacking Education Has Taken Over Higher Education

Nisarg Patel | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Nisarg Patel

The rapid growth of collegiate hackathons over just the last few years and the popularity of personal websites has converted the student resume from cardstock to LED. Any student now has the capability to complete and share their ideas with people all over the world.

Lessons Learned: 3 Requirements For Sustainable Civic Apps

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 11.16.2014 | Home
Lisa Abeyta

Here is what I believe must happen if we, as a global community, want to effectively exploit the power of mobile apps to address the growing civic demand for access to information and communication via mobile.

Georgia Tech Computer Science Wins the World Championship!

David Thielen | Posted 11.10.2014 | College
David Thielen

Georgia Tech team Yellow Jackets beat an incredibly competitive field to win the Windward Studios Code War with an impressive 102.49 points.

What Computer Geeks Taught Me About the Future of Aging

Robyn Stone | Posted 10.08.2014 | Technology
Robyn Stone

Sometime in the near future, our nation may not have enough qualified workers to serve every older American who needs services and supports. That's more than a little scary, especially for baby boomers who are turning 65 at the rate of about 10,000 a day. I am one of those baby boomers. But I'm not scared anymore.

The if's, and's & Yo's of it

Marc Shifflett | Posted 09.30.2014 | Huffpost Code
Marc Shifflett

Yes, there was a Yo Hackathon.