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4 Tips to Rock Your First Hackathon

Justine Rivero | Posted 04.25.2016 | Technology
Justine Rivero

Whether it's your first or your fifteenth, each hackathon is a different, energy-draining, caffeine-consuming beast. After being on both sides of hackathons, here are four tips to unleash the badass in you at your first hackathon.

Optimism 2.0: The Rise of Values-Driven Tech

Liz Anderson | Posted 02.10.2017 | 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.

Young and Entrepreneurial: The WayUp Journey from College Project to Y Combinator and a $7.8M Series A Round

David Ongchoco | Posted 09.23.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

JJ Fliegelman was a senior at the University of Pennsylvania when he wrote his first-line of code in PennApps. Fast-forward four years later and JJ is the CTO of WayUp, a platform that connects college students with part-time, summer and entry-level job and internship opportunities.

Young and Entrepreneurial: Brian Clark's Transformation From General Electric IT Guy to Serial Hackathon Winner and Entrepreneur

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

With the demand for Computer Science (CS) graduates rising, a lot of CS students have a choice, whether to work for a big and established tech company or take the plunge in a startup or build your own startup.

Young and Entrepreneurial: Former YCombinator Hustler Pulak Mittal Shares His Startup Journey From PennApps to Clever

David Ongchoco | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world, whether it's...

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.

Young and Entrepreneurial: HackMatch Founder Dave Fontenot is leading the Hacker Renaissance

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.01.2015 | Technology
David Ongchoco

Hackathons are taking the world by storm, and at the forefront of this movement is former MHacks Organizer Dave Fontenot.

San Francisco's Next Big Ideas Are Built One Hack at a Time

Andre Bourque | Posted 04.10.2015 | Technology
Andre Bourque

I've been covering what's now become the nation's largest challenge-based hackathon here in San Francisco, since its beginnings. This year's Accelerate Hackathon was the opening act to San Francisco's DeveloperWeek Conference and Festival.

Five Keys to Entrepreneurial Success

Blake McCammon | Posted 12.22.2014 | Technology
Blake McCammon

Settling isn't something that should even be in your vocabulary as an entrepreneur. We only get one life, so use it, follow your passion and whatever your passion is, go for it.

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.

Unlocking the Benefits of Open Data

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 04.27.2014 | Technology
Ariel Smilowitz

As a generation that has grown up working with computers and regularly connecting online with people around the world, young people in particular have the potential to provide a unique contribution within this space.

HBCU Hackathons Prove There's No Lack Of Innovation In Black Community

Posted 01.31.2014 | Black Voices

Last year may have been the year of the historically black hack-a-thon. Several of the nations’ most prominent black colleges welcomed students of v...

Why Don't More Women Go to Hackathons?

Quora | Posted 03.22.2014 | Home
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by an Anonymous user on Quora, You're going to have to take for word my background: I'm a female...

3 Reasons Why You Should Go to Hackathons and Bring Your Female Friends

Women 2.0 | Posted 03.16.2014 | Technology
Women 2.0

If an alien visited a hackathon today, it would assume that the only creatures populating planet Earth were men simply because it wouldn't see any women or see so few that it probably wouldn't notice them in a sea of men.

#Hackademics: How Hacker Culture Is Changing Recruitment

Siya Raj Purohit | Posted 03.16.2014 | Technology
Siya Raj Purohit

Hacking culture has ushered in an era of creators, who prove their ability through what they build and know, not through their alma mater. These young creators are now entering the job market and changing the recruitment industry.

Rigor or Rigor Mortis?

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

How does the daily innovator manage the tension between imaginative, diverse thinking and an organization's natural aspiration to control?

And the Winner Is... An Interview With Hadar Dor of LA Hacks

Carrie Yury | Posted 07.09.2013 | Technology
Carrie Yury

BeyondCurious proudly sponsored LA Hacks. We were excited about LA Hacks because we thought it would be a great opportunity to see some of the talent coming out of Southern California schools. We weren't disappointed!

Why LGBT Organizations Need to Embrace Hackathons

Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D.

With the need to advent new technologies that prioritize the queer community, it is important for LGBT advocacy organizations to stake a claim in this growing culture and embrace hackathons for several reasons.

Extreme Creation: Hackathons Are Top Chef for Geeks and Entrepreneurs

Pamela Poole | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business
Pamela Poole

Hackathons are generally about software programming, and the goal is to produce a working app or platform after a marathon coding session. Startup Weekends are about creating an online company (or nonprofit!), with working software plus a business model.

Hey Reince -- You Can't Buy Friends

Richard Robbins | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Richard Robbins

The chair of national party with millions of members announcing a $10 million spend for a "bottom-up approach" shows a complete lack of understanding of the meaning of a bottom-up movement.

Small Business Means Big Impact

Kara Nortman | Posted 10.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Kara Nortman

To create jobs and prepare our students for the jobs of tomorrow, the Obama administration should forge creative partnerships with the private sector to push its agenda forward.

Future of Film: Story Hacks

Tribeca | Posted 12.18.2011 | Technology
Tribeca

What if we applied the popular hackathon concepts of user-feedback and iteration to create a new kind of technological storytelling?