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Announcing the Nevada City Hackathon

Sierra Commons, a non-profit 501(c)(3), is organizing the Nevada City Hackathon, where computer programmers and others in the field of software development, like graphic and interface designers, work together on software projects. Teams and individuals collaborate intensively over two days to create functional custom applications that provide immediate value to users.

"The Nevada City Hackathon embraces engineers in our area that excel at their trade and are committed to delivering technology solutions to their customers,” said Robert Trent, Executive Director of Sierra Commons. “Nevada County and our region is teaming with technology-savvy professionals. This event will help strengthen our tech community and showcase local talent.”

The hackathon kicks off Saturday morning, December 1st, with a presentation on cutting edge mobile technologies. Then, participants settle in and focus on completing their applications – working late into the evening.  After another full day’s work on Sunday, the event will culminate in a product demo and awards ceremony where products will be judged in the Attendees’ Choice, Most Marketable, and Hyperlocal categories.

Benji Brown, owner of Studio B Flat Games and Sierra Commons member, is helping organize the event. "After going to the iPadDevCamp 2010 hackathon and winning Best Open Source, I continued to participate in various hackathons.” states Benji, “These events allowed me, over the course of just a couple days, to practice my rapid prototyping skills, meet and work with great talent, and all the while working on building something from the ground up that was totally exciting.  It’s pretty fun having a cool idea become reality in just 48 hours."

Dates:        Saturday December 1st, 8am-Late  and Sunday, December 2nd, 8am-6pm

Location:         107 Sacramento Street, Suite 300 Nevada City, CA 95959

Cost:                Suggested donation $15-$30

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Comments ( 2 )

  • laura holland belk says:

    Hi there,

    My almost-13-year-old son is really interested in this … but some, if not all, of it will be over his head. Are there any other young people going? Might there be adults there who could take younger ones under their wings for the event? If not, I will see if I can find a teen to go with him.

    =) la

    • robert says:

      Hi Laura,

      We would love to have your son.  Please register him at our site. I will bring up the subject of youth participation in our planning meeting today.  Thanks for your comment.

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