HKD (HacKeD) Hackathons return with a new series of events

  • About Blank are delighted to launch of a new series of HKD (HacKeD) Hackathons. The HKD 2.0 series will consist of 3 hackathons taking place in collaboration with Queen’s University, Belfast and will see events taking place across Belfast and Derry/Londonderry. The first Hackathon will take place in the Queen’s University, Belfast, Computer Science Building on Saturday 3rd December 2022.

    With support from headline sponsor EY, the HKD 2.0 series will bring together enthusiasts from across the booming technology sector in Northern Ireland. HKD aims to blend experienced technology professionals with students and those early in their careers, to encourage peer to peer learning and development and provide guidance and mentorship for those hoping to make their way in the technology sector.

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    HKD looks to continue to build its community within the tech sector in NI by bringing together industry professionals with a range of abilities and experience. Hackathons are a great way for tech professionals to showcase their skills but also to help industry professionals build and extend their own networks.

    HKD (HacKeD) is the ideal opportunity for organisations and individuals to connect and to learn from each other. Attendees will be able to challenge themselves, compete against others, gain experience and skills, all while enjoying a friendly and safe environment with like-minded people. Anyone who likes the challenge of creating a solution that can be developed into the next big thing, or who simply likes to hack, practice coding, and test their knowledge amongst friends (old and new), will have a great time at HKD (HacKeD).

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    Pat Beattie, Technology Consulting Partner at EY Northern Ireland said: "We are delighted to be Headline Sponsor for the HKD 2.0 series. At EY we know that building the highest-performing teams are achieved through nurturing better leadership, collaboration, and inclusion. This series offers participants the opportunity to share their talents and knowledge, develop their skills, grow in confidence, network and have fun. Technology and problem-solving are at the heart of everything we do and I’m really looking forward to meeting the Hackathon community and seeing the innovative solutions they come up with."

    HKD 2.0 expects to attract over 120 participants, including students and graduates, but also software engineers, developers, artificial intelligence and machine learning specialists and data scientists.

    The hackathon is delivered in association with Queen’s University Belfast, supported by headline sponsor EY and our official media partner SyncNI.

    You can register for the event here. 

    Source: Written from a press release

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