Harris Teeter to Kickoff Charlotte’s First-Ever Hackathon

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Company partnering with Tresata and ettain group to bring big-data competition to Queen City

What:    Harris Teeter to Kickoff Charlotte’s First-Ever Hackathon
Company partnering with Tresata and ettain group to bring big-data competition to Queen City

Date:          Thursday, May 2, 2013

Time:       6 p.m.

Where:    Packard Place
222 S Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Interviews are available. Live shots are welcomed!

Harris Teeter has partnered with Tresata – a big-data startup and ettain group – an IT staffing agency to bring a big-data competition, called a Hackathon to the Queen City.

The Hackathon is a two-week, team-based contest where sponsors pose a business sales problem, provide real-world data to support it and ask contestants to analyze, visualize, and present a compelling strategy to address the problem posed. All area tech developers, designers, analysts and others are invited to work together for two weeks in small groups and present their results at a finale May 19. Prizes will be awarded to winners

This first ever big-data Hackathon will provide the opportunity for local talent to showcase their skills and tackle an exciting and cutting-edge eBusiness challenge.

“Big Data is the single largest technology trend since dot com, with tremendous economic potential, and with this Hackathon we want to highlight both the industry diversity and development talent of Charlotte,” said Abhishek Mehta, founder of Tresata.

“Charlotte’s technology community is often viewed as being in the shadow of the Research Triangle, when in truth, we have a vibrant and talented pool of technology professionals right here,” said Danna Jones, communication specialist for Harris Teeter. “Harris Teeter is proud to sponsor a forum in which technology experts support our eBusiness in the form of creative ideas and solutions.”

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About Tresata
Tresata is a big data startup pioneering the first big data analytics applications that run completely on Apache Hadoop. Tresata’s application solutions are purpose built for industry verticals and allow enterprises to use all their data to get, grow and keep their customers.
Tresata is widely recognized as the leader in the rapidly emerging Big Data sector offering solutions that help monetize big data by solving massive industry problems.

About ettain group, Inc.
ettain group, Inc. is a staffing and consulting company that delivers top talent and solutions to accelerate their customers’ success.

From discovery to execution, ettain group partners with their clients to understand their unique goals, so ettain group can design, develop and deliver critical technology and business solutions that work for the client.

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and with offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Jacksonville, Nashville, Raleigh, Washington D.C. and Winston-Salem, ettain group has experienced consultants working across North America. Their team of more than 150 full-time employees and over 700 consultants delivers innovative and effective technology and business solutions to a variety of industries including healthcare, financial services, retail and emerging industries. For more information about ettain group, visit http://www.ettaingroup.com.

About Harris Teeter
Harris Teeter Inc., with headquarters in Matthews, N.C., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. (NYSE: HTSI).  Harris Teeter is the 24th largest supermarket in the U.S. with 2012 sales of $4.54 billion.  The regional grocery chain employs approximately 25,000 associates and operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.

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