Dice.com (Urbandale), the nearly 25 year old tech job board powerhouse, held it’s first ever hackathon last weekend at the DMACC/FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. #DiceMobileHackathon was aimed at getting applications built that test their new API but that was only a factor in one of the five prize categories. Overall they gave out $10,000 in cash on Sunday afternoon.
I’m convinced that hackathons like these are the future of computer science (and entrepreneurship) education. I’m also convinced that they are going to give rise to the next generation of innovators and disruptive startups.
A guest post by Brad Dwyer, founder of Hatchlings.