Houston set to host second annual Hackathon

By John Brannen - Web Editor
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HOUSTON - Mayor Annise Parker announced Tuesday that the city will host its second annual "Open Invitation Hackathon" from May 31-June 1 at the Houston Technology Center.

It will feature software developers, designers and data analysts working together on software projects that can help with issues in Houston area communities.

"Last year's inaugural Hackathon attracted over 200 attendees, reinforcing why Houston leads the nation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) job growth," Parker said. "The city is not only interested in sharing our data to help entrepreneurs and the community, but we also look forward to seeing high-impact projects that we can implement within city government to solve our problems and better serve the citizens."

More information is available at the Hackathon's website.

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