Detroit, MI – 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.
Who: The format for the Hackathon includes multiple teams with two to five participants per team. At least one person per team will be familiar with writing code. Other team members may include designers, artists, retailers, entrepreneurs, product/data specialists, and creatives.
What: The 2019 DF+TH is a 36-hour weekend retail + apparel innovation challenge that merges fashion and technology disciplines to create solutions to problems facing the industry. The competition brings together designers, creators, and developers and provides networking opportunities with industry experts
Where: Registration is now open. Register at https://detroitfashionhackathon.com/registration/.Participants can sign up individually, in pairs, or as a team. Participants will be notified of the competition schedule prior to the event. An information session will be held on May 2 from 6-8 p.m. at WeWork, located at 19 Clifford St. in Detroit. Interested participants will be able to register for DF+TH during the information session.
When: May 17-19 at Grand Circus in Detroit, located at 1570 Woodward Avenue, Level 3.
Why: The DF+TH was created in 2018 as a strategic event to attract investment and create jobs for Detroit. Detroit has been home to creatives for many generations. With the goal of diversifying trades and manufacturing, the DF+TH has an opportunity to diversify technology and innovation to bring creatives together in a new and sustainable way.
About Detroit Fashion + Tech Hackathon
The 36-hour Detroit Fashion + Tech Hackathon brings together creatives and tech to create solutions to the problems facing the fashion and retail industries. The goal of the event is to support the overall foundation of innovation in Detroit.
Whim was founded with the mission to promote diversity in tech and innovation. Inclusive of a team doing game-changing work, Whim pushes the limits of innovation, taking risks, and working with passion. Together, the Whim team has more than 20 years of global experience in creative design, digital strategy, enterprise implementations, business transformations, and data analytics.
About Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
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