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High tech and bike worlds to collide

Published April 15, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bike geeks and computer geeks (and one and the same) will come together next month at a "Hackfest" here, where developers will be challenged to come up with bike-themed mobile or web applications in three hours or less.

The event is being sponsored by PeopleForBikes and Quick Left, a software development company. It will be at Quick Left's headquarters on Pearl Street in Boulder.

Quick Left's Rachel Scott said the company is filled with bike enthusiasts. “Through this fun event, our goal is to bring the tech and bike communities together to grow bike awareness, appreciation and encourage the creation of practical applications to enhance the sport where we all find common ground,” Scott said.

Final projects will be judged by a panel of Bikes & Bytes sponsors, including:, Stages Cycling,Training Peaks and Bike Valet. The first place team will win a Stages power meter valued at $800.

The event also will include roller races, contests and an awards ceremony to entertain non-coders in attendance.   

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Topics associated with this article: Advocacy/Non-profits, Web/Internet

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