Thursday, June 21, 2012
Silicon Beach Hackathon Looks To Gather Techies
Among a slew of events happening over the next few days at the Silicon Beach Fest is one aimed at bring out some of the technical talent in the area: the Silicon Beach Hackathon. The event--one of a number of events focused on LA tech, entertainment & startups tied into the Silicon Beach Fest--will award $20,000 in cash from StartEngine, $12,000 in cloud hosting services from Peak Hosting, and many other prizes to the top technical products cooked up at the event. The hackathon runs over 48 hours, where teams will develop a minimum viable product, produce slides, and pitch their creations to judges. Among the biggest wishes expressed by local accelerators and investors in Southern California has been to see more, technical founders from potential startups. The hackathon kicks off Thursday night at 5pm.