Bangalore, August 25: Venture capital investor, Sequoia Capital is organising a Hackathon -- its first -- in Bangalore on September 14 and 15.Bangalore::Hack 2013 will bring together Bangalore’s finest developers, programmers and designers to showcase their ability to create innovative products. Divided into teams, these hackers will compete to create and develop cool coding hacks in tracks that involve mobile applications, web apps and systems and cloud infrastructure.
The aim of the hackathon is to facilitate the creation of a strong network of developers, committed to experiment, innovate and create new age technology. Through this hackathon, Sequoia Capital along with its portfolio companies aims to connect with the developer community and provide a forum to the ecosystem as they build cool world changing technology. Sequoia Capital has partnered with multiple technology companies in India including Capillary Technologies, Druva, Healthkart, Just Dial, Mu Sigma and Prizm Payments. Globally, Sequoia Capital is well known for being an early investor in companies like Google, Yahoo, Apple, Dropbox and LinkedIn.
Bill Coughran, Partner, Sequoia Capital will be the chief guest and available as a mentor and guide to the participants. Bill was Vice President of the centre that invented C/C++/UNIX in Bell Labs. He was SVP of Engineering with Google when they built Chrome, Maps and Youtube. Over 20 CTOs from the Sequoia Capital portfolio team in India will be present and will work with the hackers during the event. More on Bangalore::Hack 2013 here.