Rockwell Automation offering $10K prize in upcoming Hackathon

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Rockwell Automation is tapping into a local programming and coding talent for a hackathon where leading teams could win up to $10,000.

The hackathon will take place Friday at the Ward4MKE co-working space from 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Using real data from one of Rockwell’s smart manufacturing operations, developers will use their imagination and programming skills to solve an industrial software challenge.

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The company says it is building its talent pipeline and leveraging the hackathon to bridge the Milwaukee-area skills gap in tech. So, in addition to the $10,000 prize, a participant could even land a job with Rockwell Automation, according to a press release.

“Rockwell Automation might not immediately come to mind when programmers think about software companies where they can work on creating next-generation technologies,” the press release states. “But the opportunities are endless in the industrial software space.”

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