Hack Manchester 2019
Proud sponsors of HackManchester 2019
We’re excited to announce that we’ll once again be sponsoring the HackManchester event on the 26th and 27th October. In fact, it’s our seventh year sponsoring the event and we can’t wait to be back and meet this year’s attendees.
For those of you that haven’t participated in the HackManchester event previously, this event is run by a not-for-profit organisation, HAC100. Claire McDonald, Managing Director of the HAC100 team, tells us a little about what it’s all about:
“It’s an event where competitors can exercise their programming skills in a fun environment. Our Hackathon lasts for 25 hours, so it’s also a great opportunity to meet potential employers as well as build something cool!”
At Clockwork, we’re passionate about getting more people into coding and encouraging them to explore different ways of using their coding and development skills. However, these events require far more than just coding - communication, time-management, innovation and problem solving skills are all drawn upon throughout these challenging hackathons.
As one of HackManchester’s sponsors we’re lucky enough to be able to set one of the coding challenges. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to enlist a room full of talented developers, to think up new and innovative ways that our technology can be used for the greater good of our wonderful county. Consequently, this year, our challenge is:
9.8% of adults in Greater Manchester have a long-term health condition or disability that significantly impairs their everyday lives (NHS Manchester).
Using our incredibly easy API, find a way that SMS can be used to improve the lives of people suffering with such conditions.
As always, the more innovative the idea, the better! The champions will be announced at the awards ceremony on Sunday evening and each participant in the winning team will receive a 3D printer.
We can’t wait to see what you come up with - see you there!