Tuesday, February 28, 2017
It’s probably not too much of a stretch to make a connection between a hackathon and life in a desert. In a hackathon, you start with very little—a bleak landscape, if you will—and through creativity, effort, and persistence you grow a sustainable idea. And in the desert… OK, the metaphor is probably clear at this point! So, at Skild, we feel the Desert Hacks hackathon is perfectly named and perfectly placed. Read more from this Article: http://bit.ly/2mqJNaL
Monday, February 27, 2017
If you’re unfamiliar with what a hackathon is, the organizers have a great way to look at it. They call it an “invention marathon.” It’s an event that brings together people with interests in all areas of technology with a goal of first and foremost having some fun in a creative, energetic, and welcoming environment. But if you and the other participants come up with ideas or solutions that change the world, that would be great too!
The event is free and open to college students and those who have graduated in the past 12 months from across the U.S. and Canada. If you don’t fit that description, the organizers would still welcome you as a mentor or volunteer. Food and beverages are provided, along with some great swag. Read more from this Article: http://bit.ly/2mlA0CG
Who is on the forefront of the clean-energy business? A Skild-powered competition in New York State’s “Southern Tier” (i.e. the counties west of the Catskill Mountains along the state’s southern border with Pennsylvania) has provided large cash awards to six companies that have some great ideas. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the winners of the 76West Clean Energy Business Competition, which uses the Skild contest management system. Read more from this Article: http://bit.ly/2mlbnWT