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Event: Hunterdon County’s Inaugural Hackathon Set for April 28-29 Aims to Ignite Technology Growth

February 24, 2017, Flemington, NJ — Hunterdon County Economic Development, Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, and Flemington Community Partnership are partnering to host Hunterdon County’s first-ever hackathon, HackHunterdon.

The 24-hour marathon tech product creation competition will take place on April 28-29 at the Feed Mill Station in Flemington, NJ.

“HackHunterdon’s hackathon is a primary piece of a collaborative, long-term effort to encourage small business and innovation growth in Hunterdon County,” said Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce President Chris Phelan.

Marc Saluk, Economic Development Director of Hunterdon County said, “At its core, the purpose of the HackHunterdon hackathon is threefold. First, we are seeking to identify and bring together our local tech talent.  Second, we want to make a grand demonstration of our collective commitment to technology growth in Hunterdon County. Finally, we want to connect investors and venture capitalists to our talented technologists.”

The list of HackHunterdon sponsors is growing, including Flemington companies Bond Andiola & Company, ArtCraft Health, Hunterdon technology company Integrated Clinical Systems, Shoprite, and New Jersey Tech Council.

“Momentum is building in Hunterdon County to spur growth in the technology sector, and it starts right here in Flemington,” said Judy Goodwin, Executive Director of Flemington Community Partnership.

“We are discovering the wide breadth of talent already here in Hunterdon County from our monthly tech meetup, which has over 100 members in just two short months. HackHunterdon’s hackathon will showcase this talent, and bring together a technology community to our wonderful county seat,” Goodwin added.

“Some people have asked us whether ‘hacking’ is bad,” said Saluk. “But in technical circles, the word ‘hacking’ generally just means to come up with a clever solution to a challenging problem, or even serves as a synonym for writing software code in general.”

“HackHunterdon will serve as an opportunity for our local tech talent to collaborate on new business ideas and potentially tackle interesting problems in a unique way,” said Phelan.

The HackHunterdon meetup is held on the last Thursday of every month at Lone Eagle Brewing in Flemington at 7:00 p.m.  To register, click here.

The event will host 50 to 100 technologists overnight at the Feed Mill Station with free food, swag, workshops, games, and prizes. HackHunterdon invites you to build a cool, new project, connect with fellow hackers, learn, experiment, and be inspired.

Applications to participate have recently been posted on HackHunterdon’s website, hackhunterdon.com.

Organizers encourage Hunterdon County’s software developers, UI/UX designers, and product types to apply. Professionals and computer science students (college or graduate) in and around the county are welcome.

More information can be found at HackHunterdon.com, or by contacting team@hackhunterdon.com.