As you know we looove hackathons. We love the idea of people coming together, sharing ideas, building relationships and building solutions for anything and everything under the sun.
We're proud to say that we have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with the state and share our love of these events in helping the state set up their first annual Hawaii Annual Code Challenge!!
The format for the event is slightly different than many other hackathons as it is not one action packed weekend focused on just trying to get something working on a short deadline. In the HACC event, teams will have a little more time to come up with creative solutions in a reverse pitch format.
What this means is that various organization within the expansive State of Hawaii IT services departments will open up various data sets and present the public with some of the challenges, or needs they have and look to participants to come up with creative solutions.
What we love about this event is that this is a great opportunity for those who would like to see new solutions that affect the general public have a voice and the ability to put that voice into action. Among the judges will be none other but Governor David Ige himself.
If we can, as a community, come together and share ideas to help move the State of Hawaii forward and help modernize processes, we win all around.
As they say, a rising tide raises all boats.
We look forward to seeing you there! We'll be there.