Detroit Fashion Tech Hackathon makes news.
A group of coders, designers, artists, entrepreneurs and more will gather virtually later this month for the third annual Detroit Fashion + Tech Hackathon. The event, scheduled for Sept. 25-27, “brings together creativity and technology to develop solutions to the problems facing the fashion and retail industries,” according to a news release. The event is being co-hosted by Detroit-based digital consulting firm Whim-Detroit LLC and the Pure Michigan Business Connect initiative, part of the Michigan Economic Development Corp.
The 2020 Detroit Fashion + Tech Hackathon (DF+TH) is scheduled virtually for Sept. 25-27 and is co-hosted by Whim and Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC), an initiative of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). The hackathon will kick-off with a virtual matchmaking session. Participants include coders, designers, artists, retailers, entrepreneurs, product and data specialists, and creatives. Registration is now open.
The Grand Circus Detroit this past weekend held the Detroit Fashion + Tech Hackathon, a 36-hour challenge for creative designers and developers to solve the biggest problems faced by the retail industry today. Lori McColl, the founder of Detroit Fashion + Tech Hackathon, began the competition last year. With a background in technology and automotive, along with a passion for fashion, she began to notice issues with not only the fashion industry, but with its sustainability, workers and global environmental impact.
The 2019 Detroit Fashion + Tech Hackathon (DF+TH) is happening May 17-19 at Grand Circus in Detroit located at 1570 Woodward Avenue, Level 3, and is co-hosted by WHIM and Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC), an initiative of the MEDC. The 36-hour Detroit Fashion + Tech Hackathon brings together creatives and tech to create solutions to the problems facing the fashion and retail industries.
If you follow me on Insta then you know that I participated in the 2nd Detroit Fashion + Tech Hackathon this past weekend. For those of you who may not know a traditional Hackathon is usually a nonstop weekend long event where programmers and coders either try to hack into a system or create a new product.
In a city known around the world as the capitol of the automotive industry, center of mobility and for inspiring some of the most influential popular music, there’s an intensified focus on the emergence of Detroit’s innovative fashion scene. With that in mind, Pure Michigan Business Connect and WHIM-Detroit are bringing together designers, creators, developers and fashion industry experts in the first “Fashion Hackathon.”