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MassHack Launches Boston’s Largest Crowdfunded Hackathon


 
 
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PRLog - March 10, 2014 - BOSTON -- MassHack has launched a crowdfunding campaign for “Boston’s largest crowdfunded hackathon”. MassHack’s goal is to raise $50,000 USD to help put on the hackathon and to give a prize the top teams.

The hackathon will take place over a period of 48 hours. Teams will be made up of 1 to  6 developers and entrepreneurs. All teams must complete all coding and development work within those 48 hours. Teams may ahead of time do any graphics and interface design (aka wireframes).

There will also be opportunities for attendees not taking part in the hackathon to learn programing and entrepreneurial skills.

“MassHack is for anyone that wants to create something new and innovative. Then turn that project into a startup,” said James Jones, MassHack founder and Telix Network cofounder. “I believe everyone has at least one good idea and we are trying to helping create the opportunity for them to execute on that idea.”

On Friday teams will start coding away on their projects. By Sunday morning the teams will need to “freeze” their work and start to prepare their pitches for multiple rounds of judging. The panels of judges will be made up of investors, industry experts and technology analysts. Some of the judges include Jeff Pulver, cofounder of Vonage and investor in Twitter and Foursquare. Another Judge will be  Eric Lundquist, former Editor-in-Chief at eWeek and is currently a Technology Analyst for Ziff Brothers Investments.

Eric had this to say about MassHack, "I'm excited and honored to be a judge at the upcoming MassHack. The combination of great ideas and great coding promises to make this event one of the most important dates on the 2014 techie calendar."

MassHack will take place May 16th to 18th, 2014 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. For tickets or to contribute to the crowdfunding campaign please visit their website, http://masshack.com.

ABOUT MASSHACK: MassHack is a annual event, that is being developed through by Telix Networks. MassHack aims to become a program of events and social media promotion to help developers and entrepreneurs with a focus on job creation, economic development and small business education in the tech sector. More information can be found at their website, http://masshack.com.

ABOUT TELIX NETWORKS: Telix Networks, INC. is a network solutions and software company with a focus on helping bring connectivity to the underserved parts of the world. Telix Networks was founded in 2012 by James Jones. Details can be found at, telixnet.com.

MassHack Media Contact:
James Jones
email: press@masshack.com
twitter: http://twitter.com/masshackathon
+1 (413) 9238411

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