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Courtyard Boulder Longmont Offers Discounted Room Rates for Attendees

Driving in from out of town for the Longmont Hackathon and you don’t want to drive home each night, no problem, stay and enjoy Longmont! Check-in Friday and check-out on Monday. We’re excited to announce that the Courtyard Boulder Longmont is offering a reduced room rate to all Hackathon Event attendees. Details are below, visit them online or call their office at 303-682-1166.

CITY OF LONGMONTHACKATHON
• Check-in: Fri Apr 12, 2013
• Check-out: Mon Apr 15, 2013
• Special rate available until: Thu Apr 11, 2013

COURTYARD BOULDER LONGMONT
1410 Dry Creek Drive · Longmont, Colorado 80503 USA

King Room 79.00 per night
Book King Room at Courtyard Boulder Longmont for 79.00 per night

Double Bed Room 85.00 per night
Book Double Bed Room at Courtyard Boulder Longmont for 85.00 per night

 

Register Today for the Longmont Hackathon

Just launched our registration form using Eventbrite. Whether you are wanting to code, observe, volunteer or are one of our sponsor’s, please be sure to register. You will find our schedule, prize information, how to start building your ideal team, and what the judging criteria will be for the awards.  We have a limited number of tickets, so be sure to register early by visiting http://longmonthackathon.eventbrite.com/.

Longmont Hackathon

Longmont Hackathon Logo

We’re looking for Sponsors for our Longmont Hackathon Event

The City of Longmont is looking for sponsors that will help us to put on our first civic Hackathon. This event is scheduled April 12 – 14, 2013. Would your company like to join us?

Longmont is an emerging high tech center with a highly trained and educated workforce, business friendly leadership and world class infrastructure (including being one of the only cities in America building out a city owned gigabit data network for homes and businesses). Residents enjoy an excellent quality of life and Longmont is host to or close to several fortune 500 companies (in town: GE, Seagate, Amgen, Microsoft). Amenities close include a thriving startup community in nearby Boulder (Techstars; Foundry Group Venture Capitalists, Google) an international airport in Denver, several universities and federal government agencies. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Longmont is home to more than a few award winning microbreweries (Oskar Blues, Lefthand Brewery and the Pumphouse).

Please email or call Scott Converse (scott.converse@gmail.com; 303.875.1243) if you’re interested or would like to learn more.

We are looking for 12 primary sponsors at 4 different levels.

Platinum – $3500 Co-Presenting Co-Sponsor. Limited to one

Thank you Western Digital

Sponsorship Taken: No longer available (03/05/2013)

Your organization will be featured prominently in communications, Web presence and event displays for the Longmont Hackathon.

This includes:

  • Listed as co-presenting sponsor on home page (www.longmonthackathon.com)
  • Table at Event Site
  • Media (Newspaper) mention
  • Press Release Mention
  • Website Logo – Largest placement, up to approx. 4.17” x 4.17” (400 X 400 pixels @ 96DPI)
  • Social Media Mentions
  • Sponsor Wrap Up Drinks SUNDAY
  • Main Stage Logo
  • Sponsor Banner
  • Literature distribution at event
  • Present technology/API during tech talks on Friday

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We’re Seeking Your App Ideas for our Longmont Hackathon

We are seeking project ideas that will help to create better interfaces to our city government by utilizing the open data sets and provide these ideas to the developers who will be attending.

You can browse the ideas already submitted and vote for your favorite ones or submit your own ideas.

Please visit this link directly to submit and vote on ideas. (This link will open the UserVoice site in a new browser)

If you do not want to create an account at the UserVoice website, you can submit your ideas by using our Contact Us form or call Rigo Leal at 303-651-8840.

HACKATHON:  A hackathon is a gathering of developers to collaboratively build software. They typically last between 24 and 48 hours, although shorter meetings are also possible.
~ From O’Reilly’s Civic Apps Competition Handbook