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June 29, 2020 | Tom Ballard

Second annual “Knoxville City Hackathon,” set for mid-July, seeking sponsors

The second edition of “Knoxville City Hackathon” is July 18 and 19, virtually of course, and the organizers are seeking sponsors (click here to see the opportunities).

The weekend event is a collaborative effort from the City of Knoxville, KnoxDevs organization, and the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center. As noted in this article published in, WyWaste captured first place in the inaugural edition held last year for the concept of equipping garbage trucks with cameras that could visually capture the reason that a citizen’s trash was not picked-up on schedule.

According to the website, “During 28 caffeine-filled, sleepless hours, members from the Greater Knoxville community will brainstorm, build, break, test, and deploy whatever they can imagine, for the chance to win amazing prizes totaling over $6,400. There will also be plenty of time to interact with professional mentors and engineers, meet recruiters, and listen to great tech talks and tutorials from sponsors.”

The event kicks-off at 8:30 a.m. July 18 and ends at 5 p.m. July 19.

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