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KCITP hosting inaugural Hack the Midwest code-fest June 2-3

Kansas City May 15, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City IT Professionals is inviting developers and designers from across the region to come "build epic stuff" June 2-3 at the inaugural Hack the Midwest event. 

The event will take place at the Heartland Golf Club in Kansas City, Mo. and is, per its website, "a code-fest focused on building awesome apps with APIs."

Over a 24-hour period that begins Saturday morning and ends Sunday morning, teams of up to five people will work to build apps with the SendGrid, Mashery, Pusher and ordr.in APIs. At the conclusion of that 24-hour stretch, teams will be given three minutes to pitch and demo their app to a panel of judges. Apps will be judged according to their completeness, user interface, originality and usefulness. Prizes will be given for the best apps built in each API. 

KCITP founder and president Michael Gelphman said the event is meant to be code-centric and allow teams to build apps without worrying too much about anything else. A bit more on Hack Midwest, courtesy of its website: 

You’ll share ideas, collaborate and possibly start new ventures! You’ll also discover tools & new APIs to experiment with.

Tickets for the event can be purchased on its Eventbrite page. Early bird tickets cost $30 and are available through Monday. After that, tickets cost $40.  

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