Advancio Organizes First Hackathon in Baja California, Ensenada.

2014 WeCanCode Hackathon

Los Angeles, Ca. – On November 29,2014, the WeCanCode Hackathon , will gather technology experts and programmers to devise innovative solutions aimed at strengthening communication, tourist experience and information access in Ensenada. The event is organized by Advancio, Inc. with support from CETYS University.

 

The Hackathon will have two pre-hackathon huddles, one on Nov. 27th and another Nov. 28th. The Hackathon will be on Saturday Nov.29th and will begin at 8:00am and run for 8 consecutive hours of non-stop coding. 

The hackathon aims to develop applications that will help the community. A prospective concept that will be developed is a application that will enable community members to report potholes and rate the severity and suggested prioritization. This will help bring awareness to the issue and serve as an added resource for local goverment. 

The hackathon will bring together a mix of technologists and thought leaders familiar with information technology in Ensenada.  Additionally, it will give young technlogy enthusiast the opportunity to experience the eco-system of a hackathon and develop prototypes that address real life problems. Participants will then present their ideas to a panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded for the most innovative and useful apps. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

“There is a great demand in Ensenada for applications that improve the everyday life of Ensenadenses,” said Josie Lopez, Chief Operations Officer and Technology enthusiast at Advancio, Inc. “Advancio has long recognized that the impact of technology in Ensenada cannot be underestimated and we are excited to launch what we hope will be a continued conversation about this.” 

“Events like these spark momentum for more innovation in Mexico by bringing the community together to solve real-world problems,” said Karim Jernite, CEO for Advancio.

The event will kick off with a Pre-Hackathon session at 7 p.m. PST on Nov. 27th at Cetys University Ensenada Campus. The hackathon begins at 8 a.m. PST on Saturday, Nov. 29th.

The event is free and open to the public. To register please visit:

About Advancio is a Los Angeles based software development firm that has production centers around the world. Advancio supports transformational ideas that promote quality coding, advance technology innovation, engage communities and foster talent. “Our core values gives us a strong sense of stewardership to the community surrounding all of our production centers. When we see the opportunity to give back we don’t hesitate to act.  We have the opportunity to encourage and empower youth and professionals in Ensenada to build great things in a span of 8-hours. That experience will help these community members become the authors of their own future through connection, technology, and exchange.” said Josie. For more information, please visit www.advancio.com.

CONTACTS:

Anakaren Tostado, Public Relations Expert, Advancio, Inc., 888-407-4030,wcc@advancio.com

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