RVA Hackathon: “Make Something Awesome”

Developers collaborate on a project at the inaugural RVA Hackathon in 2012.
Developers collaborate on a project at the inaugural RVA Hackathon in 2012.

Richmond is a city of movers and shakers, makers and doers. From the individuals and small startups that work within the walls of our home, 804RVA, to nationally known firms like Mobelux and The Martin Agency, our city’s tech ecosphere is brimming with talent.

But there are also plenty of self-proclaimed “nerds” in Richmond’s tech ecosphere that may not be a part of the larger developer community on a regular basis. RVA Hackathon, an upcoming tech event, is a chance for these individuals to either team up or fly solo and “make something awesome” in a collaborative environment.

Now in its third year, the 2014 Hackathon will take place at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on Saturday, April 12 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Mobelux is the presenting sponsor again this year, and we’re proud to be a sponsor for the first time as well.

Developers will have 10 hours to work on their project, after which a panel of judges will award small prizes to the Best in Show, Best Concept, Best Design and Best Execution. The audience will also award a Crowd Favorite. Regardless of the outcome, everyone will at least walk away with a t-shirt and mason jar for participating.

If you have an idea for the next big thing or a project you’ve been tinkering with, join other Richmond developers and make it a reality!

Early bird tickets are available for $20 before March 28, after which the price increases to $25. Admission includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and all the coffee you can drink. Register now here.

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