Memphis Events: HACKMemphis • SEP 19-21

Memphis designers, don’t miss this opportunity to connect with the memphis tech community and contribute to something awesome. Have an idea for something but don’t know anything about code?? Come to HACKMemphis! 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Friday, Sept.19, will mark the start of the second annual HACKmemphis hack weekend, bringing together hardware and software developers from across the Memphis area to imagine new ideas, build ingenious gadgets, and strengthen the city’s technological community.

“We were so blown away by the passion and creativity of the participants in last year’s event,” said Joe Ferguson, chairman of the board for HACKmemphis. “We wanted to see what the Memphis tech community could do with an extra night. So we have worked incredibly hard and found amazing sponsors to begin this year’s event on Friday night and provide our community with a full weekend to pitch, plan, build and present.”

The three-day event will be hosted at CoWorkMemphis and feature pitch sessions and idea generation Friday night, with work beginning soon after and lasting throughout the day on Saturday. Sunday’s demonstration day will be open to the public and will showcase the work of some of Memphis’ most talented developers.

Online ticket sales will occur in two waves this year, beginning on Aug. 15 at http://hackmemphis.com. Tickets for the weekend cost $5 with all meals, snacks and beverages included, as well as entries for various door prizes that will be given away before Sunday’s demonstration session.

Supporters of this year’s event include The FedEx Institute of Technology, University of Memphis Crews Center for Entrepreneurship, GeekBlogTV, CoWork Memphis, Modern Services Inc., GitHub, RocketFuel, O’Reilly Media, Foxycart, U of M Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, SparkFun, Survey Analytics, Peatix, MidsouthMakers and Memphis Technology Foundation.

HACKmemphis (http://hackmemphis.com) was born of a desire to continue to foster the growth of the developer community in Memphis and provide open-ended programming designed by developers for developers.

For media inquiries, visit http://hackmemphis.com or contact Bryan Robinson at bryan@hackmemphis.com.

By aigamemphis
Published August 12, 2014
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