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Stamford Innovation Center Offers Technology Week, Hackathon Events

The Stamford Innovation Center will host Stamford Technology Week and the Northeast Hackathon series this fall.
The Stamford Innovation Center will host Stamford Technology Week and the Northeast Hackathon series this fall. Photo Credit: Courtesy Stamford Innovation Center

STAMFORD, Conn — The Stamford Innovation Center will host two initiatives this fall aimed at creating more interactions around technology.

The first event, Stamford Technology Week, will be from Sep. 14-18. The first Northeast Hackathon series will be from Sept. 16 through Nov. 13. These combined events are a great opportunity for technologists, government and business leaders from across the Stamford region to gather, engage with fellow participants, develop deeper understanding of today’s powerful technology platforms and discuss new ways to leverage data to improve the way today’s cities operate.

“For decades, Stamford has been a center of corporate excellence, housing more Fortune 500 headquarters than any other city its size,” said Hugh Seaton, vice president of operations at the center. “Hackathons bring together leaders, entrepreneurs and engineers from large and small organizations and are a great way to further accelerate the growth of our region’s increasingly vibrant tech community."

Stamford Technology Week begins with Smart Cities Summit, featuring an industry panel on Smart cities solutions and a panel discussion featuring the chairmen of the Commission on Economic Competitiveness and other state officials.

On Sept. 15-16, senior coders and architects from around the country will convene for the first Northeast JavaScript conference, which will feature speakers from IBM, Priceline, Starwood and a growing list of leading companies.

On Friday, Sept. 16, The 3rd Stamford Hackathon will begin, continuing through the weekend, including the new STEM Teams Hackathon that will include all of Stamford’s public high schools.

“We’re excited for Stamford Technology Week to bring together all elements of the community, celebrating our accomplishments and potential as a technology hub," said said Barry Schwimmer, founder and managing partner of the center.

The Northeast Hackathon will include weekend events in Stamford, Bridgeport, New Haven, New London and Providence, R.I. Teams from each city will be encouraged to create software, hardware and strategic solutions and work sequentially and collaboratively with teams and technology from the other cities. The series will focus on transportation, with New Haven’s Union Station as the key focal point.

For more information, please visit www.stamfordtechweek.com or www.northeasthackathon.com.

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