Hack Midwest, a 24-hour coding competition for software engineers and computer science students, is set for July 21-22.
Dubbed Kansas City’s largest coding competition, the event is expected to welcome 300 developers within 50 teams vying for a chance to win prizes and recognition for their work.
Teams will be tasked with building problem-solving applications for industries such as fintech, health care, sports, media, manufacturing and transportation. Applications can be web-based or mobile.
“Adding to Kansas City’s momentum as a leading tech hub, Hack Midwest gives passionate software engineers the opportunity to showcase their skills and inspire new ideas that could change the future,” said Mike Gelphman, founder of Kansas City IT Professionals.
New this year is the Company Challenge category, squaring off teams from the region’s leading firms to create an additional element of competition and camaraderie. Winning teams will walk away with bragging rights and a 3D-printed Hack Midwest trophy.
The competition, presented by Rubrik, will take place at the Merriam headquarters of ShotTracker, a local tech company specializing in real-time statistical and performance analytics for entire sports teams.
“We can’t wait to see all the ideas people come up with, especially those built for our data-rich ShotTracker platform,” said Davyeon Ross, co-founder of ShotTracker.
A panel of judges will review each team’s application on creativity, completeness and usefulness.
Registration opens May 4 at www.hackmidwest.com. The entry fee for corporate or startup teams interested in the Company Challenge is $500; individual teams or single person entry is $50.