Posts tagged “Hackathon”
Showing North Carolina's potential for innovation and entrepreneurship in full tilt, industry and civic leaders challenged the best minds in the state Tuesday to present solutions to problems that our leaders in healthcare, public safety, transportation and education face. The solutions will be enabled by gigabit-speed fiber, the Internet of Things and massive connections of smart devices.
From for-profit to non-profit: That's the spin for the second HackDuke hackathon at Duke University this weekend. Some 300 college students from around the country were selected fro more than 1,000 applicants to come together and crowdsource ideas to help nonprofits.
Triangle Startup Weekend has been making rounds throughout the Triangle for a while, but Friday, Saturday, and Sunday marked the event's first stop in Chapel Hill. And the quality of the work done was as good as I've ever seen at a Startup Weekend.
Organized just this semester, the weekend event draws student inventors from across the southeast. Top prize goes to a team that turns sign language into speech through use of an amazing glove. Duke senior Dennis Li helped put the event together, and Adam Klein of The American Underground gives the tech showcase a big thumbs up.