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7 Reasons You Need To Attend Hack Midwest

Kansas City Hackathon - Hack The MidwestAre you a software developer? Have you been to a hackathon before?

Here a 7 reasons why you need to attend our app-building challenge, called Hack Midwest hackathon in Kansas City (presented by The Disruption Institute)

What Is A Hackathon?

hackmw1A hackathon is a 24 hour competition for designers and developers to come together and create something awesome for a chance to win prizes.

If you’re a developer or CS Student, read on for the 7 reasons why you should join us at Hack Midwest July 18th & 19th at Johnson County Community College!

Connect With Passionate Developers

Are you someone who eat, breathes and sleeps code? Do you want to meet other motivated software engineers in Kansas City who are just as passionate about building things as you are?

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Create, learn & make new friends at Hack Midwest!

Demonstrate Your Skills


Mobile App built at Hack Midwest 2013

You could be a talented developer, but besides your customers/coworkers…who gets to see what you build?

At Hack Midwest, your team will get the opportunity to show off your ideas for a chance to win prizes & get props from the community.

Push Yourself

The time constraints of hackathons force you learn to solve problems fast and focus on what’s really important. It’s all about just shipping.

“Done is better than perfect”

You’ll be amazed at what you can build in such a short time period.
In fact, one idea built at a previous Hack Midwest got covered on top tech blog GigaOM.

Get Feedback

Could your UI use a tweak? Could you utilize a different database? Are you trying to build in too many features that will prevent you from completing the idea?

Sometimes the best rewards include recognition by talented peers in the industry.

Learn & Grow

There are no barriers to innovation at Hack Midwest. There are no client sign offs or executive approvals….you can create almost anything you want.

Learn about & use new tools, patterns, languages and more to build your idea.

Just stay focused and keep shipping code in hopes of winning awesome prizes at the conclusion of the hackathon!

Become Part of the Community

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Hackathon Winners 2013

Community engaged professionals make great employees.. Unfortunately, many still think that staying “heads down” in their cube is a career strategy.

It isn’t.

Attending a Hackathon like Hack Midwest is one of the best best things you can do for yourself.

When you become part of the community, you’ll meet/collaborate with people who solve different problems & who have different experiences.

These connections and friendships can last a lifetime….and someday might lead to new career opportunities!

Change Your Life

Participating in a hackathon can change your life.

Check out Ben Barreth’s incredible story: How Hack Midwest Changed My Life And The Future Of Kansas City”.

Register Today!

There you have it – 7 reasons why you need to attend Hack Midwest!

Get your tickets – register Today!
Don’t wait till the last minute – right now, tickets are 2 for 1 ($30) for professionals & $5 for college students. Pricing goes up soon!

Your registration includes food/drink all weekend!

So developers, what are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on the opportunity: space is running out…register today!!

Prizes

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3D Printing Pen, Drones & wearable technologies: Just a Few of the prizes you could win!

In addition to the API partner prizes, we’ve also added a couple of Special Award categories (won’t be announced until the event). An example might include “Best Open Source app”. These aren’t tied to usage of a particular API.

In addition to the API partner prizes, we’ve also added a couple of Special Award categories (won’t be announced until the event). An example might include “Best Open Source app”. These aren’t tied to usage of a particular API.

Make sure to keep checking back for updates as we continue to add more!

  • Doodler 3D printing pen
  • Up to (5) Syma X1 Drones
  • Up to (5) FitBark (Dog Activity Monitors)
  • Up to (2) Shot Trackers
  • Star Wars Lego set
  • Ticket package(s) to our incredible Compute Midwest tech conference this fall in Kansas City!
  • ..and more

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