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Houston announces 2nd Annual Hackathon

An IT expert works from his home in the Spring Branch area in Houston, Texas.
An IT expert works from his home in the Spring Branch area in Houston, Texas.
Photo by Don Juan Corzo

Houston Mayor Annise Parker Announced today Houston will host its second annual Open Innovation Hackathon.
The City's Hackathon is Part of the National Civic Day of Hacking series of Technology innovation events being hosted Around the world this week. The Event, which Started Last year, will run from May 31 to June 1 at the Houston Technology Center.

"Last year's inaugural Hackathon attracted hundreds of attendees, reinforcing why Houston leads the nation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) job growth," Mayor Parker said.

Over the weekend, Houston's "civic hackers" will discuss ideas, create networks and develop innovative new Internet portals, mobile apps, and data visualizations to address community and IT challenges. A hackathon is an event in which software developers, web designers, and other IT experts collaborate on Internet and computer-related projects.

"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," Parker said.

. The Event will run from May 31 to June 1 at the Houston Technology Center Information about Houston's Open Innovation Hackathon, as well as Registration Information, is Available at: www.houstonhackathon.com/