On Sunday, I was honored to be a judge at Startup Weekend Houston. In case you’re not familiar with the event, participants in Startup Weekend form a team, launch a company, and build a product in 54 hours. It’s intense. I’ve been here before. To keep things fresh this time around, I asked myself: what if the City of Houston were a customer?
Happy Saturday! I’m going to update this post as we go.
This post is your shortcut to all things hackathon on November 9. If you have questions, please start here.
A few weeks ago, we started working with the Houston Public Library to explore the possibilities of a library makerspace. This is not a new concept. From Detroit to DC, there are all sorts of models for library makerspaces. And together with HPL, a network of community partners, and generous sponsors, we want to bring it to Houston.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s been almost six months since the Houston Hackathon. Since then, we’ve been working on setting up several other projects with the City of Houston. But on November 9, we’re going back to our roots and holding a hackathon as part of the Tech Street Houston celebration. You can RSVP here.