Georgia Tech Hackathon
Georgia Tech Hackathon scheduled for September 19th, 20th, and 21st (2014) in Atlanta, Georgia. This will be an amazing collection of hackers from around the country and they will descend upon the Georgia Tech campus and take over the Klaus Advanced Computing Building to create, build, hack, rebuild, rehack, get motivated, and most importantly have a ton of fun. Oh and win big ass prizes! BOOM.
I am very excited about this event and happy to throw my full support behind it. As I have shared in earlier posts regarding my involvement in TechSquare Labs, focusing on technical founders and helping them create something from nothing – is the goal. Over the last five months through TechSquare Labs I have had the opportunity to build relationships with many technical founders, and specifically spend time with many of the Georgia Tech students building amazing technologies.
This is a student lead event, but will need the full support of the Georgia Tech and Atlanta technology communities. There are several ways that you can get involved and support this event. Here are some high level details:
Location: Georgia Tech Campus, specifically Klaus Advanced Computing Building
When: September 19th, 20th, and 21st 2014
Size: Big, we are expecting nearly 1,000 student hackers from around the country
This will be an amazing opportunity to show off the Georgia Tech talent, campus, and the momentum in the broader Atlanta technology eco-system. A couple of interesting facts before I make the big “sales pitch”, the event is being organized by students, lead by students, and they are really talented (and cool). These are the same students that hacked the Yo App, and many of them have traveled as TechSquare Labs (Sponsored) Hackers to other hackathons and cleaned up on the awards stage.
Of course we owe Chris Klaus a special thank you, this event will make him proud, and be a wonderful reflection of his desire to help support technical founders and student entrepreneurship. The university (Georgia Tech) is being incredibly supportive from staff leaders to professors – thank you. We already have a group of fantastic sponsors – thank you, thank you – (BUT), here we go, you ready? We need your support! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and sponsor this event, we need your help. Guess what, if you don’t email in, I will be emailing you, count on it…