Save the date: On April 13th and 14th, the best developers, designers, entrepreneurs and students based in Chile will compete to win the Santiago Hackathon.
With 150 competitors, the Santiago Hackathon is one of the biggest tech events hosted in Santiago this year. The participants will have 24 hours to create incredible products and have the chance to work with Chilean and foreign entrepreneurs from all over the world alike.
It will be about 24 hours of working and the challenge isn’t easy; the ‘hustlers’ will work all night long, heads will be spinning and in the end everybody will be dead tired, but hopefully happy with their final product.
Lenguajes Dinámicos (Dynamic Languages) and Huevapi are mixing things up in the Chilean developers community, literally and figuratively. It will be the first time that different local communities of developers plan a meetup together. And Matt Aimonetti and friends will be there running the show, so make sure you tune in!
Note: These guys have successfully raised funding and are active in the U.S. tech community. And they are here in Chile. So make sure if nothing else you say Hola, Gracias and introduce yourself and your company. They want to meet you. They want to hear about your work. They want to support the developers ecosystem in Chile. Following are the event details:
We were looking for ways to bring together Startup Chile entrepreneurs and Chilean developers when the idea of HackSantiago came up. Hackatons are always a good opportunity to experiment with different technologies and start new projects and we thought that would be a great way to connect local developers to an international network.
The first step was finding a place that could provide the informal and collaborative environment we were planning to the event. Co-Work was a perfect fit. Teaming up with a local partner like Huevapi also helped find our way into sponsors and other partnerships.
HackSantiago was received with a warm welcome by the online tech media in Chile. It makes us think why there aren’t more hackatons around here. Santiago has lots of talent and they are hungry for real challenges and opportunities to get together and build great things.