We are launching SystemX Hackathons to meet new developers and potential bring new ideas to life.
What is a Hackathon?
A hackathon is an event, usually hosted by a tech company or
organization, where programmers get together for a short period of time to
collaborate on a project. The participants work rapidly and often work without
sleep to achieve their task, as the events generally only last 24 hours or take
place over a weekend.
are often competition-style events where a project must be completed in a short
time frame, according to Artemy Kirnichansky, founder of SystemX, a cloud based SaaS, fully modular business
management platform that saves businesses money in bring most functions into
one place like project management, time sheets, and client data . He explains
that participants build prototypes of software applications like web or mobile
apps in our hackathon
of a successful hackathon “hack” is the messaging app, GroupMe,
which Skype ended up acquiring for more than $50 million, according to Kathryn
Moore, outreach specialist with the tech company Toptal.
the competition aspect, Moore explains that many hackathons also host
workshops, guest speakers, and connect participants with seasoned mentors.
What do people do at a hackathon?
programmers and software designers collaborate and create a solution to an
existing problem using technology,” Moore explains. Those participating in a
hackathon will work with like-minded individuals to utilize new technologies
and hack together tons of code from different sources to achieve the goal,
according to Sean Hsieh, co-founder and chief product officer at Flowroute.
Not only do
programmers get the satisfaction of creating a useful product during the
hackathon, but once the time runs out all participants come together and
present their creations to a panel of judges, says Luke Harris-Gallahue, a
growth marketer at Hurdlr. The judges then vote and determine
the winners, says Harris-Gallahue
What do you need to participate in the SystemX hackathon?
This is an
important question, especially for beginners looking to increase their
involvement in the programming field. The entry qualifications and experience
levels vary depending on the event. So whether you’re just dipping your toes
into coding, you’re on your way toward earning a programming
degree or you’re a seasoned programming pro – this hackathon
is for you!
Our first event took place on August 6 –
was quite a success, as two participants managed to complete MVP version of
are just a few technologies been used: TypeScript, Signal R, PHP, Vue.js, .Net
C#, MySQL, and webAPI.
are planning this to be a regular event, with next one is scheduled for
you are a high school, college or university student from STEM, sci-tech,
Software Development, Computer Science, Computer engineering, Math, Actuarial
Science, Data Analysis, or other relevant programs, give it a try. See if you
are as smart as you think, or even you are a street-smart, join in.
To participate, please email to email@example.com.