Chain Reaction Technology launch EcomHack

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  • Chain Reaction Technology have announced their inaugural eCommerce Hackathon aimed at highlighting the eCommerce technology sector in Northern Ireland.

    The 24-hour weekend event takes place on the 21st and 22nd of November. The winning team will walk away with a top prize of £1000 cash kindly sponsored by Northern Irelands leading recruitment agency VANRATHIT.

    The eCommerce industry is undergoing a major phase of disruption led by the mobile revolution, social media and pervasive Internet access. With the recent explosion of new web technologies there has never been a better time to find innovative ways to improve customer experience and engagement.

    Chain Reaction IS Manager Pat O’Hare is delighted to launch the hackathon “This event is for creative hackers with big ideas who are not afraid to take risks. The technology underpinning ecommerce is so diverse there is no limit to what can be built. I can’t wait to see what the teams produce!”

    The event is open to teams of up to 5 people from all technology backgrounds across Northern Ireland and will culminate with each team presenting their creations to the judging panel. While the main theme is eCommerce there will be no boundaries or restrictions on what can be produced.

    Food and refreshments will be provided throughout the event. Every entrant will also receive a CRC goody bag and there will be lots of cycling related spot prizes up for grabs. For those wanting to exercise both body and mind, they can take part in the Chain Reaction Technology Spin Bike Challenge!

    Ryan Quinn, Managing Director at VANRATH IT said " VANRATH are delighted to be partnering with Chain Reaction Cycles in the Hackathon which we hope will provide participants with an enjoyable and challenging event. VANRATH are pleased to be able to provide the £1000 prize fund to help support the winning individuals in their Career development." 

    The hackathon event will take place at Farset Labs, a makerspace that provides a place for creativity and technological tinkering. Built around the idea of exploration and giving back to the wider community. They have an open door policy to everyone, no matter what you want to do, they welcome people from all walks of life to use a shared space, attend exciting events, and invite everyone to get involved and foster the maker community in Northern Ireland.

    For more information or to register a team for the event, visit

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