ConnectWise to Host First ‘IT Nation Hack-a-Thon’

The competition, to be held at IT Nation 2016 next week, aims to highlight the ease of creating seamless experiences by extending the functionality of ConnectWise tools.

Aldrin Brown, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016

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ConnectWise to Host First IT Nation HackaThon

As next week’s IT Nation 2016 conference draws near, ConnectWise is seeking competitors for its first-ever IT Nation Hack-a-Thon competition to showcase ways partners use ConnectWise technology to innovate solutions to real-world problems.

Competitors working alone or in groups of two will select one of five scenarios – built from partner requests – then spend two conference days developing the best solution using the ConnectWise API library.

“When the two days are up, you and/or your team will present how you took your ConnectWise out of the box to our esteemed judges,” says the IT Nation web page announcing the competition.

It adds: “The ability to create a more seamless experience with your software solutions is easier than ever and we want you to show us how easy it is to extend the functionality of your ConnectWise at IT Nation 2016.”

The 12th Annual IT Nation conference will be held Wednesday through Nov. 11, at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Fla.

Participants are advised to have some basic knowledge of the ConnectWise REST API and complete an API-focused webinar provided to prepare competitors for the event.

Competitors will be allowed to code outside of event hours as long as they’re present for all scheduled IT Nation Hack-a-Thon sessions.

Winners can qualify for cash prizes, ConnectWise swag, free registration to IT Nation 2017 and “cool gadgets.”

To register or for more information, visit the IT Nation Hack-a-Thon web page.


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Aldrin Brown

Editor-in-Chief, Penton

Veteran journalist Aldrin Brown comes to Penton Technology from Empire Digital Strategies, a business-to-business consulting firm that he founded that provides e-commerce, content and social media solutions to businesses, nonprofits and other organizations seeking to create or grow their digital presence.

Previously, Brown served as the Desert Bureau Chief for City News Service in Southern California and Regional Editor for Patch, AOL's network of local news sites. At Patch, he managed a staff of journalists and more than 30 hyper-local and business news and information websites throughout California. In addition to his work in technology and business, Brown was the city editor for The Sun, a daily newspaper based in San Bernardino, CA; the college sports editor at The Tennessean, Nashville, TN; and an investigative reporter at the Orange County Register, Santa Ana, CA.


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