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Buchanan & Edwards Sponsors University of Virginia Hackathon

April 2014 – Arlington, VA 

Buchanan & Edwards (BE) is excited to announce their sponsorship of the University of Virginia’s (UVa) 2014 Hackathon. The event will take place Friday, April 11th through Sunday, April 13th at Newcomb Hall on UVa’s campus. The 36-hour programming event will allow hundreds of students from along the east coast to compete in teams of four, to design and develop the best web or mobile application/platform from scratch. Buchanan & Edwards and more than 30 other sponsoring companies will provide mentorship support for the students throughout the weekend, offering tips for debugging hacks, advice on tools to use, etc. Students will also have the opportunity to attend API demos and Tech Talks presented by sponsoring companies. “We take pride in supporting events like the UVa Hackathon,” said Greg Parchment, Buchanan & Edwards Chief Technology Officer and UVa Alum. “It provides a great opportunity for students to sharpen their development skills, learn from industry experts, and show off their creativity”. Technology education is an important part of community outreach at Buchanan & Edwards. BE proudly supports technology education, as it encourages students to further their technical skills, explore STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers, and increases the number of students with STEM degrees and their employability. For more information about the UVa Hackathon, visit http://hackuva.io/.