Leaders of Engage 3D, a nonprofit that developed during last September's Hackanooga event, are partnering with The Public Library and AIGA Chattanooga to host an upcoming hack-a-thon.
The event is called Dev Dev: <init the hack/>. "Dev dev" means "developing developers," and "<init the hack/> means "initiate the hack."
What: Dev Dev hack-a-thon
When: Nov. 8-10
Where: Chattanooga WorkSpace, which is across the street from the downtown YMCA on West Sixth Street
How much: Free
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Last summer, Engage 3D partnered with The Public Library and AIGA Chattanooga for an event that helped teach teens about technology. Click here to read about that.
"Our summer work with AIGA and the library was tremendously successful," Bill Brock, Engage 3D board chair, said. "This next installment of Dev Dev is an exciting opportunity to bring together code camp graduates and local designers and developers to work on some very exciting projects."
Brock said that traditionally participants pitch ideas and then break off into teams to work on them at hack-a-thon events.
For this event, some of the projects have already been proposed.
Among the proposed hack-a-thon projects are two UTC computer science Capstone Projects selected in coordination with Mozilla, a sponsor of the event, alongside Chattanooga WorkSpace and the Lyndhurst Foundation.
Engage 3D leaders said that hack-a-thon events are also good places for people who aren't as tech-savvy to learn.
There will be educational components of the upcoming event, they said.
To reach a broader range of participants, two special education sessions will be offered during the day on Nov. 9 for those who may not be able to commit to the entire weekend.
"Hack-a-thons are a wonderful place to learn," Engage 3D Education Director James McNutt said in a prepared statement. "Whether you’re an experienced coder, a graduate of our code camp or just someone interested in technology, there will be something for you to contribute at this event. We need writers, developers, designers, artists—everyone has a role."
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