FuseHack is a festival of technology, centered around a hackathon. For those unfamiliar, a hackathon isn’t about cracking security codes. It’s an event where developers and designers think of new ideas and develop them from scratch — all in 36 hours.
Participants are divided into small teams, arranged beforehand or on the spot. The teams are then tasked to build out-of-the-box solutions around a common theme. At the end the products are judged by a jury, on different criteria such as originality, presentation and technical skill.
This might be the heart of a typical hackathon, but we believe that this is not the soul of an awesome hackathon. We strive to establish not just a competition, but a platform for self-expression and creativity. To guide the participants in this process experienced mentors will be there to help out, from several well-known companies as well as smaller start-ups.
All of this will take place in B. Amsterdam, a repurposed IBM office. There will be room for 250 hacking enthusiasts between the ages of 14 and 25.
For more information and to sign up, go to Fusehack.com