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Mobility Live and Technology Association of Georgia to host 2nd Annual Mobility Live Hack-Back

National Hackathon Offers $5,000 in Cash Prizes to Winning Teams

 

ATLANTA (September 8, 2015) –The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, today announced that it will host the 2nd Annual, Mobility Live Hack-Back Invitational which will be held on September 22nd and run until October 29th.

The event is expected to draw teams of programmers from across the nation to compete for $5,000 in cash and prizes, while helping to give (hack) back to three of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Captain Planet Foundation, and 4H National.

“Georgia is not only a major center for mobility innovation, but a number of national non-profit organizations are based here too,” said Tino Mantella, TAG President/CEO. “This event promises to bring out the best in both areas and I encourage hackers in the region and around the country to participate.” 

Teams will develop mobility solutions from a list of challenges provided by each of the participating non-profits. After a preliminary judging on October 23rd, selected Hack-Back finalists will present their projects on stage at the Mobility LIVE conference in Atlanta on October 28th. Judges will include representatives from the participating non-profits, mobility industry leadership, and investors.

Mobility Live Hack-Back Invitational is held in conjunction with the 3rd annual Mobility LIVE conference, which brings together key thought leaders and decision makers in the areas of mobile technology standards, strategies and innovations. Confirmed Speakers for the conference, which will be October 28th and 29th, include Glenn Lurie of AT&T Mobility, David Cummings of Atlanta Tech Village, and Chris Poelma of NCR Small Business.

Teams interested in competing in the Mobility Live Hack-Back Invitational can get more information by visiting: http://bit.ly/mlhack

 

 

About the Metro Atlanta Chamber 

The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) serves as a catalyst for a more prosperous and vibrant region.  To advance economic growth and improve metro Atlanta's quality of place, MAC is focused on starting, growing and recruiting companies to the 29-county metro Atlanta region.  The Chamber is also focused on growing the region's innovation economy by promoting and strengthening connections to drive Atlanta's innovation and entrepreneurial culture. MAC is committed to being an active voice for the business community, serving as an advocate for a competitive business climate and telling Atlanta's story. For more information, visit www.metroatlantachamber.com.

 

 

 

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 26,500 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 34 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.hubga.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative, visit http://www.tagedonline.org/

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