Hacking Generation Y To Host Hackathon At WeWork Moorgate
UK, 21st September 2015 – Young entrepreneurs aged 16 to 26 from the UK are set to converge on WeWork Moorgate on 26th and 27th September 2015 for a large-scale hackathon, centred on tackling big issues, from local to global. Each will be encouraged to develop teams and partnerships around shared concerns, while using their design and programming skills to build applications and explore solutions for the some of the world’s most pressing concerns. The hope is that partnerships forged will last beyond the event, creating a new class of companies centred on like-minded thinking and complementary technological skill-sets.
The event has over 100 applicants and is supported by sponsors including WeWork, Badoo, Pebble and Autodesk. Speakers and judges will be coming from AngelList, McKinsey & Co., Kano, Nutanix and more. WeWork is a global host of HackGenY having organised events in Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, India and Jamaica. Future events are scheduled to take place in Madrid and London. WeWork is offering the winner of the hackathon up to a five-person office in WeWork Moorgate for a month.
“WeWork is thrilled to host HackGenY London, bringing together young entrepreneurs and innovators to build applications and brainstorm solutions to global issues, while collaborating and developing long-lasting relationships amongst one another. Fostering this community-building is our passion.” – Eugen Miropolski, General Manager, Europe
WeWork provides more than 30,000 members across the globe with space, community, and services through physical and virtual offerings. Based in New York City, WeWork currently has more than 50 physical locations in 16 cities and four countries around the world.
About Hacking Generation Y
Hacking Generation Y is a non-profit organisation formed to promote youth entrepreneurship through collaborative learning. It was formed in 2014 by Michael Matias who, at the time of HackGenY’s inception, was interning for Irrational Labs under the world renowned behavioural economist, Dan Ariely. Matias, who has just graduated himself from high school, created HackGenY to bring together high school students who craved entrepreneurial engagement, and to excite young men and women in joining and continuing education in this field. Hacking Generation Y is being co¬organised by David Tabachnikov and Sacha Nasan. Both David and Sacha have had experience with programming from a very young age.
About Sacha Nasan
19-year-old Sacha Nasan, from Belgium, developed his first mobile app at age 14 and achieved 83,000 downloads and the #1 spot. At 16 he founded a social network called Talenty, shortly afterwards became an independent software consultant, and is currently studying Finance at the University of Nottingham.
About David Tabachnikov
As someone who got his first computer at 10, first paycheck at 13, and lead projects from the age of 14, David is aware of the challenges that young developers face. Using his experience from Google, his vision is to use his years of development and management experience to carve the path for the younger generation.
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