Founder of Craigslist and Other Renowned Professionals to Speak At Free Virtual Event
09/25/2020

This November, Craig Newmark, Dave Camp, and David Patterson will be answering questions at the free Def Hacks Global 2.0 hackathon

Online PR News – 25-September-2020 – Scarsdale, NY – In June 2020, 1,300 students from all over the world logged into an event which would change their world forever. Def Hacks Virtual 2020 was a global, virtual event which saw young hackers of all skill levels engage in workshops, listen to renowned speakers, and create projects with peers all over the world. Many individuals and groups came out with large prizes, and a few even received funding from VC firms to further their hackathon projects into real startups.

Bouncing off the success of Def Hacks Virtual 2020, Def Hacks is launching Def Hacks Global 2.0 (November 14-15). World-renowned tech minds such as Craig Newmark (Founder of Craigslist), David Patterson (Winner of Turing Award), and Dave Camp (Senior VP at Firefox) aim to attend Def Hacks Global 2.0 to share their technological experiences and advice to a crowd of 5,000 eager hackers. By providing a virtual platform for young hackers to interact with tech geniuses, Def Hacks ensures the communications and engagement will be the most efficient and less time consuming. On top of speakers, Def Hacks Global 2.0 will have students partake in a variety of engaging workshops, collaborate with peers of all skill levels across the globe, and have a chance to receive internship opportunities and thousands of dollars worth of prizes.

“Students deserve the chance to learn for free, no matter their race, gender, socio-economic status, or location. Through this event, we hope to provide students with a platform to develop innovative projects while also learning from the best of the best in an engaging, virtual experience," stated Sheshank Shankar, CEO of Def Hacks. In addition to their free hackathons, the nonprofit organization also hosts a computer science outreach program, working to provide a free, project-based curriculum for under privileged students around the world.
Learn more about the Def Hacks Global 2.0 hackathon at https://defhacks.co/hack