Gov. Ige to kick off month-long HACC competition

Gov. Ige to kick off month-long ‘HACC’ competition

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige will provide opening remarks at the 2017 Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC) Kickoff on Aug. 26, welcoming hundreds of anticipated computer programmers, software developers and tech-minded innovators to launch the four-week, hackathon-inspired competition.

“We invite the local tech community to join us in working toward improving how our state government interacts with and serves the public,” Ige said.

The 2017 Hawaii Annual Code Challenge is on track to exceed the success of last year’s inaugural event, which brought together hundreds of participants with state employees and partners, he said.

The HACC breaks the mold of a traditional hackathon, which typically takes place over a single day or weekend. The HACC provides an expanded, month-long timeframe intended to encourage interaction between community teams and state personnel throughout ideation and development, ultimately resulting in implementable solutions.

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