Hackathon in Willmar September 18-20

I love the idea of Hacks in rural areas. With Blandin’s support, there’s a hack coming to Willmar in September…

Hackathon Comes to Willmar this Fall!

September 18-20th Kandiyohi Economic Development Commission, Ridgewater College, RITA, Work Up!, and the Blandin Foundation are putting on a Hackathon/fest in Willmar at the Work Up! Location on the MinnWest Technology Campus.  What is a Hackathon/fest?  Glad you asked.  It is an opportunity for people to get together and collaboratively develop applications for computers of all sizes from your phone to your desktop.

The Hack will be a great chance for the community to get together and develop community apps or a great start up idea.  We will be seeking ideas for apps throughout the summer and early fall as well as welcome ideas brought to the Hack.  There is no need to be a programmer as teams will be looking for people with experience in many different areas including design, service delivery, and community development as well as programming.  Mark the date and join us.  Sign up should be live any day follow the RITA Consortium on Facebook for details.

Might be the perfect getaway for folks from the Cities. Might be a perfect sneak peek for community leaders in other communities.

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