It’s Tech Week in Cape Girardeau and we will be celebrating the area’s emerging technology and startup ecosystem all week.
Tech Week kicked off this weekend with the "Hack and Help Hackathon" for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Developers and designers came together for this 36-hour hackathon to create tangible solutions to technology problems faced by the nonprofit. $5,000 in prizes were awarded as well as a chance to work with Big Brothers Big Sisters to fully implement the solution.
Tonight at 6:30 p.m. there will be a Codefi Meetup at Coin Op Cantina downtown. Tomorrow, join Colleen Jenkins, founder of PluggedIN and CoderGirl, at Codefi at 6 p.m. for a Fireside Chat about developing, attracting and retaining talent.
On Thursday, July 27, hundreds will come together for the Marquette TechFest at 6 p.m. in the Marquette Tower. Attendees can meet with finalists for this year’s 1st50k competition, get a sneak peek at the newest additional Codefi space, and be a part of flipping the switch on the free public wi-fi in the district. There will be champagne, great food and an after party. And last, on Friday, the 1st50k finalists will make their pitch competing for $100,000 in cash and services and a chance to build their businesses right here in southeast Missouri.
Also happening this week, we will cut the ribbon at The Arbors at Capetown Memory Care Assisted Living and at Massage Central on North Kingshighway.