Code talkers: Through events like HackCincy, the Tri-State tries to stress its tech-centered future

Story excerpt provided by WCPO Cincinnati.

Written by Steve Ramos.

CINCINNATI — The proof of the 24-hour marathon hacking that’s just taken place throughout Union Hall, Cincinnati’s startup hub located in Over-the-Rhine, lies in the rows of beer cans, candy wrappers, soda bottles and chip bags scattered across tables in the building’s second-floor Beer Hall.

HackCincy, which attracted some 48 coders Aug. 19-20, is the latest in a growing number of hackathons and coding events taking place throughout Greater Cincinnati.

The prime goal, says HackCincy organizer and front-end engineering instructor Jake Boyles, is to help people who may not have resources to pay for coding classes to gain access to affordable events that provide the development training they need.

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Originally published September 13, 2017.

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