Red Foundry Hosts Mobile App Hackathon for Chicago Techweek

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Mobile App Developer Holds Techweek Hackathon and Donates Services for SPARK Competition

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With more people accessing the internet from mobile devices, we hope to teach startups, business professionals, and developers how a mobile business strategy is essential to your overall business plan.

Chicago-based mobile app platform Red Foundry is partnering with Techweek ( and S.P.A.R.K Chicago sponsor, the Illinois Technology Association (ITA), to hold a free mobile app Hackathon. The Hackathon (, taking place on July 21 from 6 to 9 p.m., located at ITA, will teach startups, entrepreneurs, and business professionals how to quickly and effectively build a mobile app for their business without using any coding.

In addition, Red Foundry has officially partnered with Apps for Metro Chicago, and invites any developers or individuals interested in competing in the Apps for Metro Chicago contest to experience their platform and learn about the powerful functionality available through Red Foundry.

Red Foundry’s app development team and SPARK Chicago (hosted by Technori) will kick-off the event by presenting an informative review of mobile app options, and offer a tutorial on how to effectively build an app using the Red Foundry platform. Red Foundry will also teach individuals how to incorporate distinct features into their app, such as push notifications, user-generated content, and geolocation services; all valuable tools that can be used in the Apps for Metro Chicago contest. Representatives from the Apps for Metro Chicago ( will also provide guidance to those who would like to participate in the contest on how they can create a winning app and one that will help improve the Chicago community. The next Apps for Metro Chicago hackathon is on August 15 and will focus on transportation apps, with the overall contest winners receiving $50,000 in cash prizes.

Event information for Red Foundry’s Mobile App Hackathon:
Red Foundry presents a “Mobile App Hackathon”
Partnered with Illinois Technology Association and Techweek

Illinois Technology Association
200 S. Wacker Dr. - Floor 15
Chicago, IL 60606

July 21, 2011
6 – 9 p.m.

Red Foundry is also a donating sponsor for SPARK Chicago (, providing three days’ worth of pro-bono development services, free mobile application services and specification consulting for the winning teams. The winning teams are also eligible to receive $100,000 to benefit the launch of their startup, provided by SPARK Chicago and their major sponsors.

“Mobile apps are the future for businesses, major organizations, startups and even the great city of Chicago,” said Jim Heising, CEO and founder of Red Foundry. “With more people accessing the internet from mobile devices, we hope to teach startups, business professionals, and developers how a mobile business strategy is essential to your overall business plan, and how it can propel your services that much further. The mobile app Hackathon will demonstrate that at a cost-effective price and without coding knowledge, individuals can build a visually appealing and dynamic app in a matter of minutes. We’re excited to see the results of the mobile app Hackathon and the unique technology startups that will be presenting at SPARK.”

Jim Heising was also named one of the “Techweek 100,” the 100 most innovative names in technology (

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