‘Hackathon’ coming to IMS

Inside INdiana Business

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INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — A “hackathon” event seeking ideas for apps to help law enforcement, fire and EMS operations, is coming to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The event is hosted by national initiative FirstNet, and features cash prizes, local speakers and an opportunity to win memberships to Launch Fishers or the Indiana IoT Lab. 

FirstNet is a platform designed by the First Responder Network Authority, in conjunction with AT&T (NYSE: T), in an effort to keep first responders connected and support their day-to-day technological needs. The platform also strives to provide high-security data sharing and applications. 

FirstNet says, “By hacking for first responder mobile apps, developers can mature their ideas, get involved in an exciting community, and create something to further the greater social good.”

The event runs from 5:00 p.m. Friday to 8:00 p.m. Saturday at IMS. You can find more information about the event by clicking here

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