CHARLESTON, S.C. – AUGUST 4, 2011 – SPARC, LLC, a Charleston, S.C. based software development and systems integration company, will host its first annual developer Hackathon – The APPocalypse, on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at their headquarters on 2387 Clements Ferry Road in Charleston, SC. The 10-hour computer programming event invites students and professionals throughout the Southeast to show SPARC and their peers what they’re made of. SPARC will supply participants with round-the-clock food, caffeine and adult beverages, plus $5,000.00 in total prizes, mobile tablets, giveaways and more. The event will also feature activities for spectators, including: xBox competitions, hacker movie screenings, nerf gun battles and more.
“We are excited to get involved with our community and those who share our passion for software development. This is a great opportunity to promote Charleston innovation and technology – an industry that is rapidly expanding. In addition, SPARC is looking forward to opening its doors and giving everyone a little taste of our unique and fun culture.” – Doug Ross, President
Participants of the Hackathon – APPocalypse will work in teams of 1-3 people to develop randomly selected ideas for mobile applications for the Android, iOS, Blackberry or Windows Phone 7. A panel of judges will choose the overall winning application and spectators will choose an audience favorite. The code base for all applications will be considered for further development at SPARC. Contestants must be 21 years of age or older to participate, 18-20 will be considered with verification of experience.
Check-in will be from 10am-12pm, development from 12pm-10pm followed by judging and awards from 10pm- 12am. For more information, or to register (as a team or spectator), visit hackathon.sparcedge.com.
SPARC provides full software development lifecycle support and product development services with experience in the commercial, federal, and government contracting industries. SPARC offers a broad range of solutions in order to enhance customer-focused results in an industry driven by state-of-the-art technology. We infuse our services with robust scientific methods, complimented by modular information management technologies. Check us out online at www.sparcedge.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter @sparcedge.