After a four year hiatus, Kansas City’s largest coding competition is back, bringing with it more than 300 of the region’s most talented software engineers — set to battle it out in July for prizes and honors.
“Adding to Kansas City’s momentum as a leading tech hub, Hack Midwest gives passionate software engineers the opportunity to showcase their skills and inspire new ideas that could change the future,” said Mike Gelphman, founder of the contest.
The July 23-24 competition will see more than 50 teams (compiled with talent from some of the region’s top tech companies) deployed in downtown Kansas City and the Lightwell building in partnership with TreviPay.
Participants will have 24 hours to build apps and use code to solve pain points across industries that include the likes of fintech, healthcare, media, manufacturing, and transportation.
“We’re excited to be the presenting sponsor at KC’s largest app building competition and help spur innovation in the region. We can’t wait to see all the ideas people come up with,” said Dan Zimmerman, TreviPay CTO.
Applications for the contest are currently open. Click here for registration details.
New for 2022, the returning hackathon will feature a specialized category in which the region’s top corporations are invited to compete head-to-head in a battle for bragging rights and a special edition Hack Midwest trophy.
A panel of judges will review projects on criteria that includes creativity, completeness, and usefulness. Teams could win prizes such as a Nintendo Switch, Amazon Alexa devices, drones, and more.