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Hackathon aims to help Lafayette area businesses


Technology developers in Greater Lafayette are coming together to address local business issues.

Local non-profit Lafayettech is hosting a “Community Apps Hackathon” Saturday, May 5. It’s at its hub 580 N 36th St, Suite A, Lafayette.

Organizers are calling on participants to develop software using city data on building permits, code violations, and utilities.

Lafayettech President Nelu Lazar hopes the event will help integrate technology into local business efforts.

"What we want to see is more local startups, and encourage local people towards entrepreneurship and community development."

Lazar expects up to 20 developers at the event. It begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 8 p.m. after judging the new apps.

For more information and how to register is HERE.