LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 18, 2019 — via CryptoCurrencyWire —
There’s more to Kentucky than bourbon and horse racing, even though both have put the state on the international map. On April 26-28, ‘Run19 Hacks’ will take over the Engineering Education Garage at the University of Louisville’s J. B. Speed School of Engineering for a 54-hour hackathon and eSports game jam. The event, produced by FanHacks and Convergence, is part of the annual Run For The Unicorns Expo & Conference held during Derby Week in Louisville, Kentucky.
The game jam, a hackathon focused on the development of video games, is meant to be a seedbed that fosters the next generation of global e-sports apps, as well as facilitating entrepreneurship, recruitment of tech talent and deal flow. In the tech world, hackathons are short-term collaborations between computer programmers and those involved in software development that address some problem and aim to produce a solution – a website, mobile app or robot, for example – by the end of the collaboration.