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Harris Teeter is partnering with Tresata, a predictive analytics software applications company, to host the second annual Hackathon CLT on April 25-26 at Packard Place in Uptown Charlotte. The team-based competition will offer area tech developers, designers, analysts and others an opportunity to test and showcase their skills in a fast-paced overnight hackathon to solve a business problem using big data and mobile technology.
“Charlotte has a vibrant and talented pool of technology professionals, and we are thrilled to bring this event back for a second year,” said Danna Jones, communication specialist for Mathews, N.C.-based Harris Teeter. “Hackathon CLT not only allows our company to meet technology experts within our city, but it also enhances all facets of eBusiness by providing a forum through which the tech community can collaborate to spark creative ideas and solutions.”
Harris Teeter and Tresata hosted the country’s first-ever Big Data Hackathon in 2013 as a way to spark ongoing conversations and opportunities in Charlotte’s growing tech scene.
HackathonCLT MMXIV kicks off April 25 with a party celebrating Charlotte’s tech community and runs through the night culminating in a final pitch for cash prizes on Saturday afternoon. The grand prize is $4,000 with a $1,000 runner-up prize. There will also be a prize for the most creative solution provided by a general participant.
This year, Data Chambers, ettain group and P&G have joined Harris Teeter and Tresata to make the Hackathon an even bigger event than last year. “We saw tremendous need in Charlotte for an outlet that challenges and celebrates an often-overlooked technology pool,” said Abhishek Mehta, Tresata CEO. “And we looked to strategic Charlotte area businesses to make it happen.”