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Calling All Hackers: Harris Teeter Announces Hackathon CLT 

Company Invites Spectators, Participants to Free Event March 27

Matthews, N.C. (PRWEB) March 26, 2015

Harris Teeter is partnering with Tresata, a predictive analytics software applications company, to host the third annual Hackathon CLT on March 27-28 at The PORTAL on UNC-Charlotte’s main campus. The team-based competition will offer area tech developers, designers, analysts and others an opportunity to test and showcase their skills in a fast-paced overnight hackathon to solve a business problem using big data and mobile technology.

HackathonCLT MMXV kicks off Friday, March 27 with the city’s biggest developer party celebrating Charlotte’s tech community and runs through the night culminating in a final pitch for cash prizes on Saturday afternoon. The grand prize is $4,000 with a $1,000 runner up prize. Non-hackers can also rejoice, as there will also be a prize for the most creative solution provided by a general participant.

“We are thrilled to invite Charlotte’s talented pool of technology professionals back for a third year,” said Danna Jones, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “Hackathon CLT provides a forum through which the tech community can collaborate to spark creative ideas and solutions – allowing our company to meet technology experts and encourage the growth of eBusiness within our city.”

This year MillerCoors has joined Data Chambers, P&G, Harris Teeter, Tresata and ettain group to make the Hackathon an even bigger success than the previous two years.

“In three short years, hackathonCLT has become a force multiplier for Charlotte’s big data community”, said Koert Kuipers, CTO of Tresata. “We expect this years hackathon to show Charlotte’s technology talent rivals the best in the country”.

Harris Teeter and Tresata hosted the country’s first-ever Big Data Hackathon in 2013 as a way to spark ongoing conversations and opportunities in Charlotte’s growing technology scene. Both companies have chosen to continue their commitment since the event’s 2013 launch.

The event includes a kickoff party and judging round which are open to the community at large. Tickets are free for spectators and participants and are available at http://www.hackathonCLT.org.

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About Tresata
Tresata provides the leading software platform for real-time Customer Intelligence Management. Tresata Software enables businesses to monetize customer data by collecting, curating, computing and converting it to unmatched customer intelligence across all existing and growing data assets and at a unique segment of one. Tresata is the world’s first end-to-end real-time CIM software platform that runs completely in Hadoop and delivers actionable insight at scale, with incredible speed and unmatched fidelity. Tresata products offer automated solutions for Identity Intelligence, Marketing Intelligence, Risk Intelligence and Fraud Intelligence. http://www.tresata.com

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