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.

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. 

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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. 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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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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