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imagesATWATER, CA - According to Wikipedia, a hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects. And Atwater resident Robert Sweeney, who is also the CEO/Founder of Atwater based Sophcon, is looking to take down the Valley Hackathon competition.

"The Valley Hackathon is an annual event where teams compete to produce the best software project they can," said Robert. "Right now there are about thirteen teams for this years event. It really is a lot of fun and when you are done with your part of your teams project, the judges will then dump a pile of Legos in front of you to create the best Lego design you can."

301574"Micro Manage" is what their team is called among the other team names like "Habberdashers," "404 - Team Not Found," andsophcon-logo "Insider Threat" the Valley Hackathon is bringing in some of the brightest software solutions experts in the valley.

But this event isn't just about the fun and games, these guys and gals are competing for real cash, too. Up to $4,200.00 will be offered at this year's Valley Hackathon and Robert is hoping his team walks away with the big win. The event strongly encourages sleeping bags and pillows for these software solutions gurus who are coming from around the Central Valley.

According to Sophcon's website at http://sophcon.com, Robert is a solutions architect, developer, technology enthusiast, and proud father. Robert has been developing custom software professionally, for over 16 years. He started his facination with software working with the WIN32 API programming and Visual Basic 3.0. During his tenure with Dell Services Robert has held roles as a Technical Consultant, Senior Technical Advisor, and Principal Consultant, specializing in Custom .NET Development, SharePoint 2013, Office 365 and Windows Azure.

Joining Roberts hack team is Sophcon Cofounder/Architect. Yer Yang. Yer received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University of Fremont, CA in 2006. With his degree, Yer went on to providing solutions, with a focus on software, for numerous organizations in different industries ranging from manufacturing, medical, and education.

logo_badge"We also have a couple of guys from another company called Edifica (http://edifi.ca), named Francisco Gaytan and Anthony Macias," Robert said. "We are really excited about the event and are looking forward to it."

The Valley Hackathon begins on Januray 15 and will continue until 8:00 pm on January 16. For more information about this event please check out the Valley Hackathon websote at - https://valleyhackathon.com/events/valley-hackathon-2016


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