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AZ Tech Beat | October 15, 2019

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AngelHack brings Whole Developer hackathon to Phoenix

AngelHack brings Whole Developer hackathon to Phoenix
Ryan Loebe

This Spring, AngelHack will introduce the “Whole Developer” concept in their new hackathon series, taking place in 30 cities around the world. Angelhack has been in operation since its birth in December 2011 and plans to hold the Phoenix competition at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona. The hackathon competition, the world’s largest, is expected to attract over 5,000 developers this spring who will work on over 1,500 projects for cash prizes and mentorship opportunities.

On June 21-22, the “Whole Developer” is coming to Phoenix to focus on developing soft skills for developers, designers and entrepreneurs, guiding them towards better overall business acumen and an improved lifestyle.

“The Whole Developer is a hacker that masters their technical and emotional intelligence, focuses on establishing a well-rounded lifestyle and strives for growth,” said Sabeen Ali, AngelHack’s CEO. “As innovators, we have the ability and responsibility to teach the industry, our employers and our predecessors better, healthier working habits and more well-rounded lifestyles.”

Besides earning thousands of dollars in cash prizes, winning teams will get the opportunity to participate in AngelHack’s summer HACKcelerator program, a 12 week mentorship program designed to help top teams explore and refine their ideas to ultimately decide if they want to become a startup. Teams will pitch their ideas to investors to get seed funding at the end of the program.

Hackathons are marathon-programming sessions where teams of developers work for 24 straight hours to conceptualize, design and develop solutions, are AngelHack’s main vehicle for spreading technology and creating opportunities for developers around the world.

AngelHack’s Spring hackathon series is sponsored by Digital Realty, Dolby, Nokia and Microsoft.

Who: All UX / IX developers, designers, entrepreneurs over invited to participate

When: Saturday, 21st June and Sunday, 22nd June

  • Doors open to all participants at 9:00 am on Saturday, 21st June
  • The Hackathon concludes at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Sunday, 22nd June
  • Winners are announced at 5:00 pm with celebrations to follow

Where:

University of Advancing Technology

2625 W Baseline Rd

Tempe, AZ 85283

Register online by clicking here

Photo provided by AngelHack

  • What happened to AngelHack Phoenix? Cancelled? Link goes to 404 error, and AngelHack site doesn’t list Phx.

  • Nitin Pasumarthy

    How can I get updates about this event for the next year?