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Hackers Gonna Hack at Red Spark’s Hackathon

It’s amazing to see what innovative, creative projects transpire among coworkers with only 24 hours to put them together. After a torrential dusting of snow forcibly postponed our initial attempt at an internal hackathon late January, eager groups of hackers from every corner of the office teamed up on February 2nd-3rd to bring their ideas to life. The event was open to all Red Spark employees, not just the programmers, and encouraged teams to put their heads together, utilize their unique skills, and come up with great products. In total, 14 groups hacked away from noon till noon to… Read More

Code Hard Or Go Our Weekend at PennAppsX

Over 1,000 students from around the globe competed in PennAppsX, one of the largest student hackathons in the country. As event sponsors, we hosted REDlounge: a swag-stocked haven for hackers to refuel and unwind with games, snacks, and plenty of RedBull. Our crew was on hand at UPenn mentoring and recruiting. We met some really talented hackers who blew us away with their innovative projects. Read on to find out what our mentors thought, and check out the photo gallery to see what went down. Chris Cannon, Software Engineer “Mentoring students at PennApps X… Read More

Red Spark is Sponsoring PennApps (Again)!

We can’t get enough of PennApps. We’re back at it again! This fall’s PennApps X marks the 10th time the UPenn hackathon takes place, and we’re excited to be sponsoring again alongside big names like Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and Uber. This Friday, September 12th through Sunday, September 14th, PennApps X is slated to host 1,000+ of the brightest high school and college developers from around the world. Students are pairing up to work around the clock all weekend long (sleep optional) building apps that they’ll present to a panel of judges to win prizes. Some of… Read More

PennApps Photo Roundup

The Red Spark crew had a blast sponsoring, mentoring, and judging at the PennApps hackathon over the weekend. We chugged 40+ cases of Red Bull and gave away tons of free swag at our REDlounge hangout, including stickers and iPhone cases with our PennApps slogan, Got 99 Problems but Code !=1. Read over our favorite PennApps highlights and flip through photos from our REDlounge and PennApps presentations below:… Read More

Red Spark Takes the Stage at PennApps

At Red Spark, we’re always on the lookout for the next big thing. So when we headed to UPenn over the weekend for the school’s quarterly PennApps hackathon, you’d better believe we had our eyes peeled for up-and-coming tech superstars excited about the stuff we do. As event sponsors, we were able to connect with attendees and participants about our brand and the technologies powering our online marketing platforms. Red Spark VP of Engineering, Craig Slusher, took over the mic for a special presentation before the winners were announced. Check out the slideshow below!… Read More

ICYMI: Best Moments from PennApps Hackathon

More than 1,000 tech-savvy students absolutely killed it over the weekend at PennApps, where 200+ teams hacked tech projects around the clock before presenting and competing for a slew of prizes. As event sponsors, we wanted to help throw the best hackathon ever. So we transformed a classroom into REDlounge: a pimped out, go-to spot for bleary eyed coders to crash on bean bag chairs, grab free swag and snacks, unwind with arcade games, or get advice from our expert PennApps mentors. We also had the opportunity to select a winner for Most Useful… Read More

Red Spark Sponsors PennApps Hackathon

Every semester, students from all over the globe flock to the University of Pennsylvania to compete in PennApps, one of the largest student Hackathons in the country. This Fall, Red Spark is proud to share the roster with big-name sponsors including Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and Spotify. PennApps, in a nutshell 1000+ students from 100+ universities will be given 48 hours to build an innovative and useful app for mobile or web. Participants can work solo or team up with up to 3 other students, and the winners get $10,000. When: Friday, September 6 – Sunday, September 8… Read More