Mar. 27, 2015

Hackfort Diversity Pipeline Panel

by Wendy Fox, Boise State University

At the packed Hackfort2, pioneering women in tech discussed their experiences and efforts to increase diversity in the technology community. 

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Jan. 7, 2016

Treefort Music Fest Announces Latest Hackfort 365 Event: Get Your App In Gear

by Treefort Music Fest

Treefort Music Fest is excited to announce the next installment of Hackfort 365: Get Your App In Gear, hosted at Trailhead Boise (500 S 8th Street, Boise) on Tuesday, January 19th at 5:30pm. 

Get Your App In Gear is a two-part event focused on apps created for and by Boise area residents and will kick off with a presentation by the Treefort App Team. Comprised of a group of volunteers from Whitecloud Analytics, the team will showcase the all new Treefort App, reveal how they organize and how they find time and locations to work together, which major technologies they’re using to stay productive and agile and how they plan what is next and handle our feature list.

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Mar. 22, 2016

Hackfort 3 Schedule 2016

by Admin

Treefort Music Fest is excited to announce the Hackfort3, Treefort’s technology track. The tech fest will take place March 23-27 at Trailhead on S. 8th Street and the Owyhee Building on Main Street. Hackfort3 passes ($20) are available at A discounted rate is available for groups of 10 or more. All Hackfort3 events are open to Treefort pass holders.

This year’s hackathon is focused on building tech-driven solutions to Boise’s transportation challenges. Inspired by a call to action from Boise Bicycle Project, Hackfort3 challenges developers, designers and civic hackers to consider what software could help the community get around town safer and more efficiently. To enter the hackathon, visit Demos and awards will announced at Trailhead on Saturday afternoon.

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Dec. 17, 2014

Hackfort Seeks Creative Coders

Photo by Treefort & Hackfort

Like Treefort, Hackfort is showing the world that Boise is made up of an assemblage of creative, passionate and exceptional people who work at innovative companies. It's a chance to meet, share and celebrate with musicians, coders, scientists, artists and entrepreneurs. Part Boise culture showcase, part hack-fest, part conference - all tech-focused. Hackfort features nationally known speakers, unique panels and chances to learn from the industry's best. 

Learn more - and apply:

Jan. 25, 2016

2016 Hackfort Hackathon

by Hackfort

Born from Treefort Music Fest, Hackfort convenes the brightest from Boise tech community with world-class innovators through panel discussions, workshops and TED-style talks that explore the intersection of technology with education, civic life and the arts. Showcasing emerging national and local tech talent and creativity, Hackfort rallies Boise's developers and its creative community to inspire and be inspired, collaborating in an entrepreneurial spirit toward building a better Boise.

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Feb. 18, 2015

Hackfort 2 to Spotlight, Support Growing Boise Tech Community

by ​Jess Flynn

On the heels of a successful inaugural event, Hackfort returns with an expanded program to highlight Boise’s burgeoning technology industry and attract talent to the region. Hackfort 2 is a hybrid technology conference that not only features speakers and panels covering progressive tech issues, but showcases Boise’s tech community with several networking events and even a collaborative hackathon. As the technology limb of the 2015 Treefort Music Fest, Hackfort 2 will occur March 26 to 28 at The Owyhee in downtown Boise.

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Mar. 26, 2015

We Built This Fort

Photo by Jess Flynn

A slew of Boise companies, organizations and individuals came together to stand up Hackfort2 and 'build this fort' for the developers, creatives and tech talent to learn, share and be inspired to their role in the larger Plan of Boise

May. 18, 2015

A Look Back at Hackfort2

Hackfort 2

A snapshot of Hackfort 2, which convened Boise’s developers, creatives and tech talent to learn, share and be inspired to play a transformative role in Boise’s future. A key theme was the Intersection of Technology and Civic Life, and the City of Boise was proud to have been a part of it, March 26-28 in Downtown Boise.

Sponsored by: Boise State University, Metageek, Knight Foundation, Perkins Coie, Kindness, City of Boise, Balihoo, Idaho Dept. of Commerce, Kount, C.K. Haun & Karen Meyer, WhiteCloud Analytics, IdahoPTech Network, Choose Idaho, HP, and Boise Code Camp.

Apr. 3, 2015

Rounding Up Outsiders’ Perspectives of Treefort

by ​Jess Flynn

"Both Treefort and Boise continue to grow and one visit any day of the week will make a fan out of anyone." Rounding up the feedback from our out-of-town guests who descended on the Boise Metro for Treefort Music Fest. 

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Mar. 28, 2015

Alefort Beerposium and Hackfort2 Open Hack

by Trailhead Boise

Treefort Music Festival has evolved over the years into Boise’s most well attended eclectic event mix of all things creative. This year Trailhead was proud to be part of the kaleidoscope of energy by playing host to Alefort’s “Beerposium” and Hackfort’s “Open Hack” social.

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Mar. 29, 2015

Datefort App Wins Hackfort2 Hackathon

Hackfort2 served as the perfect opportunity for the city of Boise to try an experiment. The city made all its public data accessible to the tech-minded types to create an app during Hackathon. 

There were a total of eight apps entered into this year's inaugural Hackathon. They included an app made for visitors to Boise with events, restaurants and outdoor activities; an app devoted to connecting people who want to join sporting games around a Boise park; another app linking up Boise art and historical sites to Wikipedia information; a trail challenger app; and a Pac-Man-like game that uses parking meters around Boise to collect virtual coins.

The Hackathon winning app was Datefort, created by a group of seven computer programmers from out-of-state.