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Ignite innovation to advance the way we live, learn & work
Planning is underway for Red Wing’s inaugural Red Hot Hack. We’re looking forward to hosting teams of creative, innovative people. We welcome civic minded geeks and geeky wannabes in pursuit of using technology to help address community issues and ignite innovation to advance the way we live, learn and work!
Inspire applications focused on education, public safety, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, energy and transportation. Draw from your passion to create a better way.
Create projects and applications that make use of our Gigabit broadband!
Respect progress at any stage. We understand that projects have a start, middle and end and that doesn’t always fit into a weekend. So please come with your freshly conceived ideas, your lifelong pursuit or your nearly finished project. Or come prepared to jump into a joint project.
Value all skills. Can’t code? That’s OK we need people who can write and organize and have experience knowing what works and what doesn’t.
Have fun and build relationships inside, outside and around Red Wing.
Friday night: Get to know each other, socialize and network
Saturday: Work away and maybe enjoy a few breaks with speakers, games and prizes. Mentors and coaches will be on hand to cheer you on or drag you through as needed
Saturday Night: Grab your custom-made Red Wing Pottery mug and we’ll show you some of our local establishments
Sunday: More coding and present your project to Hack judges, Minnesota investors and your colleagues. Awards will be presented.
Meals are provided (Friday night happy hour, Saturday all meals and Sunday breakfast, lunch)
Lodging available at a discounted rate at the Historic St. James Hotel
Teams and winners promoted regionally and nationally
There will be awards presented
We’ll be providing updates as more details are confirmed. We’re so excited!
Big thanks for our partners The Blandin Foundation, HBC, Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA), Startech Computing, Inc. SMIF and US Ignite!