Registration Opens for SPARC Hackathon 5 Mobile Application Development Competition

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Team entries are now being accepted for SPARC Hackathon 5, the Southeast’s largest mobile app development contest, presented by SPARC Gives on August 28-29, 2015.

SPARC Hackathon 5

SPARC Hackathon 5

Hackathon 5 will bring together the Charleston tech community in a creative, fun, and productive way, and help SPARC Gives continue its mission of technology education and advocacy.

SPARC Hackathon 5 has opened registration for the annual mobile application development competition being presented by SPARC Gives, a nonprofit focused on technology outreach in the Charleston-area. SPARC Hackathon 5 is now accepting registrations for teams who wish to compete in the overnight two-day programming event on August 28-29, 2015, at SPARC’s headquarters in Charleston, SC. Teams will design, develop, and pitch mobile apps to win cash prizes at the Southeast’s premier technology competition.

SPARC Hackathon 5 will begin on August 28 at 5:00 and run continuously through the evening of August 29 at its Charleston, SC, headquarters on Daniel Island. Attendees of the fifth annual coding competition will include team contestants, sponsors, volunteers, SPARC staff, and the general public. In 2014, over 1000 people attended Hackathon 4, including 43 teams and over 100 contestants. More than three million lines of code were written over the two-day event, with “The Black Perl”, a team of Iron Yard students, winning the Best in Show grand prize.

"We believe the software development experience not only has the power to transform businesses and how they operate, but bring together people to bond, innovate, and ultimately change the world - a vision we like to share through Hackathon,” said Marc Murphy, CEO, SPARC. “Hackathon 5 will bring together the Charleston tech community in a creative, fun, and productive way, and help SPARC Gives continue its mission of technology education and advocacy."

On Friday, August 28, participants will begin checking in at the event at 5:00 p.m. with the opening kickoff and idea selection commencing at 7:00 p.m. Teams will then have from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 29 to develop their idea into an application. App building, deployment, and judging will follow as the event opens to the public for anyone over 18 years of age. The top ten apps will be pitched to the entire crowd at 8:00 p.m. with winners being announced at the start of the famous Hackathon after party at 9:00 p.m.

Registration for SPARC Hackathon 5 is now open. Visit to register teams of one to three participants. Spectators and volunteers can also sign-up for more information.

SPARC is a software development services company delivering quality, forward-thinking technology while keeping Team Members at the core of everything we do. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, SPARC provides custom software development services for the government and commercial sectors, with a focus on healthcare IT systems, mobile applications, and cloud management solutions. SPARC has been ranked on the Inc. 500 as one of the fastest-growing companies twice, and named a SC Best Places to Work winner four times. Come by for a tour and see SPARC’s award-winning culture for yourself, or learn more at

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