Tech community comes together at ‘hackathon’ to help solve problems of local arts organizations

Story excerpt provided by WCPO.

Written by Kevin Eigelbach.

What do arts organizations and the tech/startup community have in common?

More than you might think.

Both groups found that out last weekend at the ArtsWave Tidal Art x Tech Challenge, where about 150 members of the tech community put their heads together to solve specific problems of local arts organizations.

“There’s a lot of synergy between the arts community and the tech community,” said Wendy Lea, CEO of Cincinnati startup advocate Cintrifuse. “Both require large amounts of creativity, they create something from nothing and impact people’s lives in profound ways. This weekend was about capitalizing on that synergy and locking a bunch of smart people in a building … to see if they can’t find a way to make Cincinnati’s arts community even better.”

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Originally published April 20, 2016.

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