Kentucky Hacks its Way to Technology Start-Up Status

April 11, 2019 09:48:46

Run19Hacks, a 54-hour creative coding marathon set for April 26-28 in Louisville, Kentucky, is a sure sign that the state is serious about hacking its way to world-class technology start-up status. The event is expected to attract the best and brightest “white hats” and tech students, as well as investors and company executives. Hackathons like Run19Hacks have seeded valuable companies, including GroupMe, a mobile messaging app, which was purchased by Skype for $80 million just one year after its genesis at one such codefest. Run19Hacks is part of the Run for the Unicorns Conference & Expo Event that’s set to take place throughout Kentucky Derby Week.

Run19Hacks, produced by Convergence in collaboration with the FanHacks League, is the opening salvo in Kentucky’s bid to become a world-class technology hub. The hackathon will, undoubtedly, entice computer science majors from the University of Louisville to…

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