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How to enjoy a hackathon

How to enjoy a hackathon text: neeraj and alan; photos: alan (ig: @alan4america) Over 100 people came together to work on incredible projects for our city this year at the 5th annual City of Houston Hackathon. We want more people to join us next year and enjoy the experience, so we put together a quick how-to. You may find some …

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5 reasons why hackathons are a must (even if you aren’t a developer)

By Veronica Ramos Editors’ note: This is a guest post from a participant at the 4th Annual Houston Hackathon, which was May 14-15, 2016. Many thanks to Veronica for sharing her perspective! – Sarah Rigdon Allow me to paint a picture for you–it’ll give you some context. Promise. Ready? Read on. The night before the Houston Hackathon–Friday, May 13th, scary–I …

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2016 Houston Hackathon Recap

We had a blast at the 4th Annual Houston Hackathon! It was May 14-15 at the Houston Technology Center, and we want to say THANK YOU to everyone for helping make it happen. Thanks to: The volunteers for being fantastic facilitators for all of the participants. The participants for showing up with their A game and contributing to fantastic projects …

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What to bring to a hackathon

Plus more tips for rocking out at the 4th Annual Houston Hackathon this weekend. First of all, thanks for coming to the hackathon and working on projects to make your community great! Now, what should you bring? May we suggest bringing: Extension cords and/or surge protectors of your choice Any portable power blocks you might have Water bottle (see more …

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Schedule for 2016 City of Houston Hackathon

This is the schedule for the 2016 City of Houston Hackathon. Key links: Event FAQ: click here Submit your project: click here Event website: http://houstonhackathon.com RSVP link: http://www.meetup.com/sketchcity/events/226899233/ Project ideas: https://github.com/sketch-city/project-ideas/issues Live chat: http://sketchcity.herokuapp.com Saturday, May 14 9a – 1130a: Optional: Morning Coffee This is an optional pre-event for earlybirds and people without a team. We will have a coffee …