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Software Development Boot Camp Comes to Hawai’i

October 15, 2015, 10:24 AM HST
* Updated October 15, 10:31 AM
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Hawai’i’s first software development boot camp, 2015 Hawai’i Hackathon, hosted by DevLeague and Uber, will aim to grow technical ecosystems as it works towards bringing communities together to increase technical literacy across the state.

The free 36-hour event will take place beginning Friday, Oct. 23 and run through Oct. 25 simultaneously at four locations in Hawai’i, including at Startup Suite 8 in Kamuela.

Developers across the islands will be provided the opportunity to come together with entrepreneurs and designers in venues in their own communities to participate as a whole.

Uber engineers from San Francisco with global hackathon experience will be in Hawai’i for the event. Neighbor island teams will connect via Livecoding.tv, an educational streaming platform. The stream will allow teams to collaborate and build transportation web application using Uber’s API for prizes.

“To have Uber’s support to put on an event that brings together all the islands virtually for a real-time event is going to be a lot of fun. It gives us an opportunity to bring together and showcase all of the diverse talent that we have here in Hawai’i,” says Jason Sewell, DevLeague co-founder and curriculum designer.

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The event is free, with free food and over $10,000 in prizes to be given away. Those interested in learning more about the 36-hour 2015 Hawai’i Hackathon, or who are interested in reviewing the event’s schedule and signing up, should visit the event’s website.

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