GlobalHack to offer $1 million to hackathon winners

February 25, 2016 | St. Louis Public Radio

GlobalHack VI will likely get attention in the computer programming world.

The St. Louis-based hackathon is offering a total of $1 million in cash prizes, making it one of the few hackathons in the U.S. to put up that kind of money.

“There have only been two hackathons in the history of hackathons that have put on an event with $1 million in cash,” said GlobalHack Executive Director Matt Menietti. “Those were by Salesforce a couple years ago, so we’re certainly in a different league now.”

Hackathons give coders, designers, and technologists a chance to collaborate and solve problems. Menietti said he expects this event will attract teams from around the world.

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