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.
Entrepreneurship is a growing global craze, no doubt about it. Case in point: More than 2,000 people from 130 countries met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last week to share stories about the obstacles and opportunities of building startup communities in cities across the globe.
I emailed and texted a wide array of "South by" regulars, each of whom imparted some very valuable wisdom. Their advice was so good that I felt like I had to write this article and share it with anyone else interested in making the most out of their SXSW experience.
Generation Me, claims that Millennials have strong attributes such as confidence and tolerance, but in contrast we also have a sense of entitlement, narcissism, and rejection of social conventions. In other words, we make great entrepreneurs.
Data is both the solution and the problem in any market in which it is being used to craft solutions. Education is no different. Data is a great platform for building solutions, but in the end you need something else. You need a space.