From the website: The Deep Dive Code-A-Thon is a community-focused event for developers to collaborate with other computer programmers and mentors to develop their ideas. It is a weekend hackathon where coders will come together, form teams, and build cool apps.Participants that attend will be able to pitch ideas based on a community-minded theme announced Friday night. Then app ideas will be narrowed and participants will form teams to work together on a prototype. Everyone will have the weekend to build and develop a prototype to be presented on Sunday to the public.Finally, the weekend will culminate with demonstrations in front of an audience of judges and senior programmers, with prizes awarded to the winning teams. The grand prize team takes home $2000!View the Deep Dive Code-a-Thon information page and register here.
From the website: Roll up your sleeves and spend three catalytic days with public servants, technologists, entrepreneurs and vendors at the seventh Code for America Summit. 2018’S Summit will tackle big problems: Strengthening digital capability in government; Designing policy with tech at the table; Shaping the government technology market to make it work better for everyone; Using the community as capacity by building government as a platform and engaging the public. Join the changemakers who work together across silos, jurisdictions, and sectors to deliver government that works in a digital age. Learn more about the 2018 Summit and Code for America.
Angel Hack – Website and Events – Various Dates and Locations
From their website: AngelHack, a female-owned, female-majority company, is the world’s largest and most diverse global hacker community, helping to drive open innovation of tech products, platforms and brands with extraordinary smarts, scale and speed. Known as pioneers of global hackathons for more than four years, AngelHack’s more than 97,000 developers, designers, and entrepreneurs compete to build, test and launch new solutions over the course of a weekend.View Angel Hack’s Calendar of Upcoming Events here.
HackFest – Free Hackathon Listings Website – Various Dates and Locations
From their website: Want to find a hackathon event? Hackers and developers can search for challenges, sign up and take part here. Hackfest is a free hackathon listing, platform and news site. We are a small team with a simple aim; to develop a place where partners can organise and promote exciting hackathons and where hackers can easily find new challenges to take part in. Hackfest is your ultimate hackathon partner. It can be used as a basic listing site or as a full platform to assist with organising and running any type of challenge, anywhere across the world. Connect with us today and become a part of our growing Hackfest community.
From their website: We run epic tech and innovation events across the globe. HackerNest is an international nonprofit that produces unpretentious Tech Socials, blockbuster hackathons, and other projects that advance technology, humanity, and economic prosperity. Tech Socials – Find others. Just. Like. You. People who love technology. People who love people. Our down-to-earth Tech Socials run every 1-2 months in cities all over the planet and are continually growing. Developers, engineers, designers, product managers, and others ‘into’ technology from all walks of life come to our relaxed, agenda-free tech events to meet, chat, learn, and make new friends. Search for upcoming HackerNest tech events here.
From the blog post: Hackathons, Code-a-thons, Code sprints, Hack days, Hackfests, Codefests, call them what you will; they have been going on for quite some time. In recent years, this has moved past the idea of a specific programming language or software to such things as civic hacking, fashion, icons, and more.As Code Across America and International Open Data Day approach and people across the world come together to help release and utilize public data and make technology that helps their communities, I have been thinking critically about what is the real value and purpose of what I will generally call Hackathons (we so need a better word).My main idea is this: Hackathons are community building events. Plain and simple; that is their sole purpose. Dress them in whatever activity you want, its still all about strengthening connections among people. I see many organizers let this idea go wayside in place of activities like building apps or clearing the issue queue. I also often hear the idea of community building talked about as a side benefit of hackathon events, but by defining success of a hacakthon in terms of community building, I fully believe these events will become much more meaningful and productive to everyone involved. So let me explain in more detail….For the rest of the article, click What Hackathons Really Are.